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The Right Livelihood College aims to make the knowledge of the Laureates accessible to all and to make their “winning ideas” succeed and multiply.

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Award Ceremony

Congratulations to the 2014 Laureates - Alan Rusbridger, Basil Fernando, Asma Jahangir, Bill McKibben and, in absence, Edward Snowden.

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Bill McKibben/
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Mobilising a global movement against climate change

Bill McKibben is one of the world’s leading environmentalists. He has been an influential author and educator for 30 years, and his 1989 book...


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Award Week

Thank you for joining the 2014 Award week!

You can still follow news coverage and updates about the 2014 Laureates by following #RLA2014 on Twitter.

The Award acceptance speeches and background material are available in our press room.

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Basil Fernando/ AHRC

Defending and implementing human rights principles in Asia

Basil Fernando is a leading Asian human rights defender. In a career spanning three decades, he has been pivotal in linking ordinary citizens striving for human rights principles...

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Asma Jahangir

Protecting human rights in Pakistan and globally

Asma Jahangir is Pakistan’s leading human rights lawyer. For three decades, she has shown incredible courage in defending the most vulnerable Pakistanis – women, children, religious minorities and the poor...


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Edward Snowden
© The Guardian

Revealing the extent of illegal government mass surveillance

Edward Snowden is an American technologist, and former CIA officer and NSA contractor. When he discovered classified evidence...

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Solidarity Mission to Gaza

The Right Livelihood Award Foundation is sending a high-level delegation to the Gaza Strip from 27-30 October to express solidarity with Raji Sourani and his colleagues at the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR). 

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Alan Rusbridger
© David Levene/ The Guardian

Establishing a standard for responsible public interest journalism

Alan Rusbridger is a British journalist, author and editor of the Guardian, who has been setting benchmarks in journalism for many years...

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