Dusko Kondor Civil Courage Award for 2012
At the ceremony held in Sarajevo on April 6 in Bosnian Cultural Center, NGO Gariwo Sarajevo and City of Sarajevo granted the Dusko Kondor Civil Courage Award for 2012 to those brave people who risked their own lives by standing up to negative authorities and acting according to their own values.
The award commemorates Dusko Kondor, an uncompromising champion of civil courage, who was assassinated in his own home in Bjeljina on the 22nd of February 2007. His name has become a symbol of civil courage.
The audience was addressed by Uwe Kitzinger CBE, Chairman of the Gariwo Board, President of the International Commission for Awards and Founding President of Templeton College, Oxford (read speech here); HE Vibeke Liloe, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in B&H (read speech here); HE Henrik Ofstad, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Croatia (read speech here), and Mr Miroslav Zivanović, Deputy Mayor of Sarajevo.
The ceremony was attended by numerous members of the diplomatic corps, politicians and workers in the non-governmental sector, dear guests from Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia and more than high school students from 400 Sarajevo, Tuzla, Zenica and Hadzici, 250 young people and aktivists from Serbia: Belgrade, Zrenjanin, Novi Sad, Sremska Mitrivica, Valjevo, Arandjelovac, Pancevo ands Sabac, 150 students from Croatia: Zagreb, rijeka, Velika Gorica and Zadar.
Based on the 31 proposals received, the Commission agreed to make the awards for 2012 as:
The Duško Kondor Civil Courage Award and Dusko Kondor Award for Affirmation of Civil Courage for 2012 will be given as one collective and four individual as follows: