Nobel Peace Prize 2022: Belarusian human rights lawyer Ales Bialiatski, the Ukrainian and Russian human rights organization Memorial and the organization Center for Civil Liberties won the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.
Ales Bilyatsky in Belarus was one of the pioneers of the democracy movement in the country in the 1980s and spent his life promoting democracy and peaceful development. Memorial, a human rights organization, continues to collect information and do systematic work on political persecution and human rights violations in Russia.
Meanwhile, the Kyiv Center for Human Rights and Civil Liberties is advancing that work in Ukraine. The Center is committed to strengthening Ukrainian civil society and making Ukraine a full-fledged democracy.
The Peace Prize is awarded by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. There is no invitation to tender for nominations for top awards. Interestingly, the list of eligible nominees for any given year’s award is sealed and the names are not made public for at least 50 years.