Victor Gollancz Prize

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The Victor Gollancz Prize is an international human rights prize awarded by the Society for Threatened Peoples. It is named for British humanitarian Sir Victor Gollancz.[1]

The prize is awarded in Göttingen.


  • 2000 The society Mothers of Srebrenica and Zepa, Bosnia-Hercegovina, for their work to identify the victims of the Srebrenica Genocide
  • 2001 Zainap Gaschajewa and Lipkan Basajewa, Chechnya, for their humanitarian work and documenting of crimes in Chechnya
  • 2003 The Society of Former Female Bosnian Concentration Camp Prisoners, Bosnia-Hercegovina, for their humanitarian work for the survivors of the Serb concentration camps and organized war rape campaigns, and the Widows of Barzan-Tal, Iraq, for their work for the families of the victims of the Barzan-Tal massacre
  • 2004 Libkan Basaeva, Chechnya
  • 2005 Sergei Kovalev, Russia, for his documenting of Russian crimes in Chechnya and his work within the Memorial organization, and Mustafa Dzhemilev, for his work for the Crimean Tatars
  • 2008: Halima Bashir, West Sudan/Darfur, for her work for the people of Darfur, and Jovan Divjak, for humanitarian work for children in Sarajevo
  • 2009 Memorial, Russia[2][3]
  • 2014 Bernard Kouchner, former French foreign minister and co-founder of Doctors without Borders, in recognition of his "lifelong, unwavering commitment to fight crimes against humanity"[4]