2020 Right Livelihood Laureates to be honoured on December 3
Press releases 19.11.2020
2020 Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize,” are set to be honoured on Thursday, December 3, in a live virtual Award Presentation.
The celebration – hosted out of Stockholm with live appearances by 2020 Laureates from locations around the world – will feature international experts, such as Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde, presenting the Award. Musical guests include Sweden’s 2020 Eurovision pick, The Mamas.
Time: 6 – 7:15 pm CET on Thursday, December 3, 2020
Place: online at 2020.rightlivelihoodaward.org
The 2020 Laureates to be honoured are:
- Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh,
- US civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson,
- Indigenous rights and environmental activist Lottie Cunningham Wren of Nicaragua, and
- Belarusian human rights activist Ales Bialiatski and the non-governmental organisation Human Rights Center “Viasna.”
As part of the Award, the four Laureates are each receiving 1 million SEK to further their work.
Live signal can be provided free of charge by request.
Access photos during the Award Presentation here.
International media: Emoke Bebiak, firstname.lastname@example.org, +41 78 333 84 84
German media: Julia Naumann and Nina Tesenfitz, email@example.com, +49 (0)170 5763 663
Spanish media: Nayla Azzinnari, firstname.lastname@example.org, +54 9 11 5460 9860
Swedish media: Johannes Mosskin, email@example.com, +46 70 437 11 48
About the Right Livelihood Award
Established in 1980, the Right Livelihood Award aims to nurture the human courage needed to achieve peace, justice and sustainability for all. By recognizing the actions of brave visionaries and building impactful connections around the world, the Award aims to boost urgent and long-term social change.
182 Laureates from 72 countries have received the distinction to date.
The Stockholm-based Right Livelihood Foundation presenting the Award sees its role as being a megaphone and shield for the Laureates, providing them with long-term support. The Foundation’s main aims are to raise the profile of the Laureates and their work, provide protection when Laureates’ lives and liberty are in danger, and educate people on the innovative solutions presented by Laureates. The Foundation has Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council.
A particular feature of the Award is that anyone can nominate individuals and organisations for consideration. An international Jury selects the Laureates after careful investigation by the Foundation’s research team. Unlike most other international prizes, the Right Livelihood Award has no categories. It recognises that in striving to meet the challenges of today’s world, the most inspiring and remarkable work often defies any standard classification.