The Sakharov Prize, the European Parliament and human rights worldwide


Exhibition ‘The Sakharov Prize, the European Parliament and human rights throughout the world’ organised jointly by the Archives Unit and the Directorate of Libraries and Knowledge Instruments of the European Parliament.

Exhibition Curator
Étienne Deschamps, European Parliament

Ludovic Delépine, European Parliament

Project Coordinator
Sonja Meyrl, European Parliament

Online Production
Małgorzata Szynkielewska, Europeana Foundation
Roxana Mureșan, European Parliament

Exhibition made possible by the support of the European Parliament’s departments, in particular:

Cabinet of the Secretary-General
Directorate-General for Parliamentary Research Services
Directorate-General for Communication
Directorate-General for Translation
Directorate-General for Innovation and Technological Support
Directorate-General for External Policies of the Union

European Union sources and European Parliament archival material

Multimedia package

Further reading

They defend our freedoms. 30 years of the Sakharov Prize, Luxembourg, Publications Office of the EU, 2017, 174 p.

S. Clark , J. Priestley, Europe's Parliament. People, Places, Politics, London, John Harper, 2012, 432 p.

R. Corbett, F. Jacobs, M. Shackleton, The European Parliament, London, Routledge, 2019, 298 p.

E. Demerseman, Le Prix Sakharov : instrument du soft power européen ?, Mémoire présenté à l’Institut d’études politiques de Lille, Section Affaires européennes, 2012-2013, 91 p.

É. Deschamps, P. Vainiomäki, 30 years of the Sakharov Prize. The European Parliament upholding freedom of thought, Luxembourg, European Parliament/Historical Archives Unit/DG EPRS, 2018, 204 p.

T. Garcin, ‘Les droits de l'homme à l'épreuve de l'universalité’, in Relations internationales, Vol. 132, No 4, 2007, pp. 41-50.

A. É. Gfeller, ‘Champion of Human Rights. The European Parliament and the Helsinki Process’, in Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 49, No 2, 2014, pp. 390-409.

B. Immenkamp, N. Bentzen, ‘Parliamentary Diplomacy: Democracy Support at the European Parliament’, in The European Parliament in times of EU crisis. Dynamics and Transformations, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, pp. 413-437.

Y. Mény (eds.), Building Parliament. 50 years of European Parliament history (1958-2008), Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2009, 300 p.

K. Pishchikova, The European Parliament’s Sakharov prize for freedom of thought (1988-2013). A quarter century's engagement in human rights, European Parliament, DG EXPO, 2013, 95 p.

I. Zamfir, Sakharov Prize laureates in difficulty. Facing repression for defending human rights, European Parliament, EPRS Briefing, 2020, 11 p. PE 651.946