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News

16 November 2018, 20:30

PGA members grant O.Sentsov DDA award for protection of democracy

( Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Secretariat )

Parliamentarians for Global Action awarded Oleh Sentsov with a prize for protection of democracy and tireless fight for the rights of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia

The award ceremony took place in Kyiv within the frame of the 40th Annual Forum of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) and the 10th Consultative Assembly of Parliamentarians on the International Criminal Court and the Rule of Law (CAP-ICC) on November 16-17.

“I am honoured to open today’s award ceremony. Our parliamentary net that brings together participants from over 142 countries, sticks to our tradition to grant awards for protection of democracy and human rights,” stressed PGA President Hon. Margareta Cederfelt, MP, Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, OSCE-PA (Sweden).

The “Defender of Democracy Award” (DDA) was handed over to Oleh Sentsov’s close friend Yevhen Chernikov, an actor.

“In his letter to me, Oleh wrote that heaps of words for freedom are worth little against a deed to attain to it. I call you on to help free Oleh. He strives to let the world know what is actually going on between Russia and Ukraine, how many Ukrainians became Russia’s political prisoners,” said he.

 

Worthy of note

 

Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), a non-profit, non-partisan international network of committed legislators, informs and mobilizes parliamentarians in all regions of the world to advocate for human rights and the rule of law, democracy, human security, non-discrimination, and gender equality.

PGA was established in 1978 in Washington, D.C. by a group of concerned parliamentarians from around the world to take collective, coordinated and cohesive actions on global problems, which could not be successfully addressed by any one government or parliament acting alone. Founded during the Cold War era, an early focus and priority of the organization was mobilization of Parliamentarians worldwide in support of nuclear disarmament., Today, and reflecting the more complex and interconnected world in which it now lives, PGA and its members worldwide devotes their time and energies  to promoting human rights, international justice and accountability, advocating for conflict prevention mechanisms and security sector reform as well as promoting  gender, equality and non-discrimination.

GA Membership is open to individual legislators from elected parliaments. Currently it consists of approximately 1,300 legislators in over 140 elected parliaments around the globe.

PGA includes among its membership a concentration of high-level politicians, including past and present Prime Ministers, Cabinet Ministers, and Chairs of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Population, Health, and Defense Committees.

For more information please be so kind to refer to the official website of the organization at https://www.pgaction.org/