Agreement on international award reached

Representatives of the Václav Havel Library and the Charter 77 Foundation, together with the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly, have reached an agreement on establishing an international award that will bear Mr Havel's name. The award is to recognize outstanding contributions to human rights and will be given annually, in October. The agreement is to be signed by Jean-Claude Mignon, the president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Marta Smolíková of the Václav Havel Library and František Janouch, representing the Charter 77 Foundation.

Author: Jan Velinger