The IREX Europe team was delighted to receive recognition for their work in the European Partnership countries promoting human rights and freedom of expression. French Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira awarded the team a medal for their work in particular with regards to internet and civic activism. The IREX Europe team made clear their work depends on their in-country partners who take risks everyday fighting for Human Rights and democracy in their own countries.
The award is presented annually by the Commission Nationale Consultative des Droits de l’Homme. This year’s theme was the dangers of the internet and the environment. Find out more about the Prix des Droits de l’Homme de la République Française and about the other winners here.