STATEWATCH GIVEN LIBERTY HUMAN RIGHTS “LONG WALK” AWARD 2011 for its work over the past 20 years

1 December 2011 — Statewatch

At the Liberty Human Rights Awards for 2011 held at the Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London on 22 November 2011.

Tony Bunyan & Statewatch were given a “Long Walk” Award:

“For dedication to openness, democracy and informed debate about European institutions, keeping us reliably informed and suitably engaged for the last 20 years. Their network of independent volunteers has become one of the most respected and reliable sources of investigative journalism and critical research in the fields of the state, justice, home affairs and civil liberties in the European Union.”

See: Picture of the Award ceremony: Statewatch and Private Eye get Liberty Human Rights “Long Walk” Awards:

Click to access sw-liberty-hr-award.pdf

and Tony Bunyan’s speech at the Liberty Human Rights Awards ceremony for 2011:
http://www.statewatch.org/news/2011/nov/04sw-liberty-award.htm

“The Liberty Human Rights Awards aim to honour those individuals and organisations dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of others. It is an opportunity to give proper recognition to the people who provide essential support, information or inspiration on human rights issues and to say thank you – not only to those shortlisted, but to all the countless individuals who fight to further protect and extend rights and freedoms for us all.”

See: 2011 Awards (link): http://www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk/about/human-rights-awards/index.php

Liberty, also known as the National Council for Civil Liberties, was founded in 1934.

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