Gerald Nagler rewarded for his work for human rights
Gerald Nagler, Honorary Chair of the Board of Civil Rights Defenders and founder of the Swedish Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, was presented the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art by the Republic of Austria on October 18.
At the prize ceremony Gerald Nagler’s commitment to human rights and his support of human rights activists in the former Eastern bloc countries was highly praised. By doing this he significantly contributed to the fall of the iron curtain.
“Gerald Nagler has not sat down to rest. This is important because it has not become easier, but harder to ensure compliance of human rights principles worldwide”, said the President of the National Council, Barbara Prammer, at the prize ceremony.
Between 1984 and 1992 Gerald Nagler was the Secretary General of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHF) in Vienna and Chairman of the Swedish Helsinki Committee (1992-2004). During his career he has built a network of people and organisations to raise awareness about human rights violations and engaged many fellow fighters for the cause of human rights in many countries.
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