Hungarian Helsinki Committee wins prestigious human rights award

Index reports that the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, a non-governmental organization that provides legal support to migrants and refugees in Hungary, is a co-winner of the 2017 Calouste Gulbenkian Prize, which was handed out today in Lisbon.

The Gulbenkian Foundation honored the Hungarian Helsinki Committee together with Australian lawyer Jane McAdam, for “their invaluable respective contributions towards defending human rights, in particular those of refugees.” Both the Hungarian NGO and McAdam will each be awarded the sum of 50,000 Euros.