Monday 31 May 2010

European Court Awarded Four Freedoms Award 2010

Last Friday, the European Court of Human Rights was awarded the Four Freedoms Award 2010 in Middelburg, the Netherlands. The Awards are presented yearly to individuals and organisations who have worked towards the realisation of president F.D. Roosevelt's four freedoms: the freedom of speech and expression, the freedom of worship, the freedom from want and the freedom from fear (see also my earlier post here). The award was delivered by Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende (read his speech here) to president Costa of the Court (read his speech here). You can watch the highlights from the ceremony here, on local 'Omroep Zeeland' television. Congratulations to the Court!