Selection panel 2013

The selection panel of the Prize is composed of the President of the Assembly (or a person designated by him/her) and six independent persons (who cannot be current members of the Assembly) with recognised moral standing in the  eld of human rights. The panel will examine the nominations, submit a shortlist of three nominees to the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly for information and, subsequently, designate the prize-winner for the year in question. Three panel members are appointed by the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly and three panel members by the Václav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation. The six independent experts are appointed for a two-year period, renewable twice. The panel is chaired by the President of the Assembly or a person designated by him/her.

Members of the selection panel for year 2013:

  • František Janouch
  • Thomas Hammarberg
  • Jean-Claude Mignon
  • Nuala Mole
  • Marek Antoni Nowicki
  • Martin Palouš
  • Christos Pourgourides

Diary entry for 26. April 2005, To the Castle and Back

„And here we are once more on the subject of Czech small-mindedness. Look after Number One, don’t get mixed up in other people’s business, keep your head down, don’t look up – we’re surrounded by mountains and those whirlwinds from the outside world will blow over our heads and we can go on burrowing in our little backyard. How many wise essays or books have been written about his domestic self-absorption of ours!“

Václav Havel:
Diary entry for 26. April 2005, To the Castle and Back, 2006

Havel—Prigov and czech experimental poetry