Did you miss out on the Rafto Conference 2020 7th November? This year the conference was digital and you can watch the entire livestream here:
The Rafto Prize for 2020 is awarded the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF) for their persistence in bravely resisting Egypt´s state of fear. ECRF documents, reports and raises awareness about the grave human rights violations in Egypt and beyond, and provides legal support to victims of human rights abuses.
The Rafto Conference 2020: Resisting Egypt’s State of Fear
Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms - Rafto Laureate 2020
Adele Matheson Mestad – Director, Norwegian National Human Rights Institution
WELCOME AND OPENING STATEMENT
Jostein Hole Kobbeltvedt – Executive Director, Rafto Foundation for Human Rights
Mary Lawlor – UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders
Amr Magdi – Researcher, Human Rights Watch
Ruth Michaelson – Journalist, The Guardian
Bahey eldin Hassan – Director, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
Rania Maktabi – Associate Professor, Østfold University College
Mona Seif - Egyptian human rights activist
Mohamed Soltan - President, Freedom Initiative
The Rafto Foundation is a politically independent organisation which works for human rights. Since 1987 the foundation has awarded the Rafto Prize to brave defenders of the human rights and democracy. The network of laureates is made up of prominent persons and organisations from all over the world. The annual Rafto Award has over time received international acclaim for bringing unknown voices into the light.