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Dalai Lama to honor Theo van Boven and ICJ with award

April 4, 2013
Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth and current Dala...

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Most of you (but fortunately not all) seem to have understood that my previous post “Gadaffi Human Rights Award resurrected: Mugabe rumored to be Laureate” was not without good reason announced for April 1st.

There is however also more serious news on the awards front: On 13-14 April 2013 the Dalai Lama will hand out the Light of Truth Awards at a ceremony in Fribourg, Switzerland. The award is organised by the International Campaign for individuals and institutions who have made significant contributions to the public understanding of Tibet and the struggle for human rights and democratic freedoms for the Tibetan people.  Among The Light of Truth honorees 2013 are:

  • The International Commission of Jurists, a member on the MEA Jury, and
  • Theo van Boven, Dutch professor emeritus in international law, former Director of Human Rights in the UN and a Patron of the MEA.

Bernard Kouchner, co-founder of the international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will introduce the Dalai Lama.

Details and tickets:

Press contacts: Kate Saunders, email:, tel: +447947138612,

Previous videos of Light of Truth awards: