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Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2017

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, has issued a call for nominations for the 2017 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, which will be awarded for the fifth consecutive year on 9 October next in Strasbourg. The ceremony will be followed by the conference in honour of the winner in Prague.

Nominujte i Vy svého kandidáta!

Stačí jen vyplnit příslušný dotazník (na stránce dole, vpravo), získat podporu 5 osob a oba formuláře zaslat do 30. dubna 2017 Parlamentnímu shromáždění Rady Evropy (mailem na: hrprize.pace@coe.int).

A Word about Words – samizdat essay

„The point I am trying to make is that words are a mysterious, ambiguous, ambivalent and perfidious phenomenon. They can be rays of light in a realm of darkness, as Belinsky once described Ostrovsky’s Storm. They can also be lethal arrows. Worst or all, at times they can be one or the other. They can even be both at once!“

Václav Havel:
A Word about Words – samizdat essay, July 25, 1989

Havel—Prigov and czech experimental poetry