Right Livelihood Award Laureates 2017

On September 26, the Right Livelihood Award Foundation announced the 2017 Laureates in Stockholm, Sweden:

  • Robert Bilott (USA) “for exposing a decades-long history of chemical pollution, winning long-sought justice for the victims, and setting a precedent for effective regulation of hazardous substances.”(Honorary Award)
  • Colin Gonsalves (India) “for his tireless and innovative use of public interest litigation over three decades to secure fundamental human rights for India’s most marginalised and vulnerable citizens.”
  • Khadija Ismayilova (Azerbaijan) “for her courage and tenacity in exposing corruption at the highest levels of government through outstanding investigative journalism in the name of transparency and accountability.”
  • Yetnebersh Nigussie (Ethiopia) “for her inspiring work promoting the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities.”

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