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The Gwangju Prize for Human Rights was established in 2000 in an effort to promote the spirit of The May 18 Democratic Uprising. The Prize has inherited the objectives of its predecessors, ‘5·18 Citizen’s Award’ and ‘Yun Sang-Won Award’, who died while serving as a spokesman for the civil army during the May 18 pro-democracy movement,. Selected individuals or organizations are from around the world who have made significant contributions to the advancement of human rights, democracy, rule of law, and world peace. In 2011, the Foundation also established the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Special Prize. Every two years the Special Prize goes to one individual or an organization who work for the improvement of human rights by means of working the fields of journalism, culture, literature, and/or other field.

2018

Laureate
  • Name : Nandana Anthony Edward Manatunga
  • Organization : Human Rights Office Kandy, Sri Lanka
Attendees of the Official Ceremony : around 300 persons in total
  • Laureate Father Nandana Manatunga and his party 
  • Previous laureates of the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights including Basil Fernando, Dandeniya Jayanthi, Adilur Rahman Khan, Latifah Anum Siregar
  • 25 Staffs at the May 18 Memorial Foundation including Chairperson Lee Chulwoo, Executive Director Cho Jintae 
  • 5 Former chairpersons of the May 18 Memorial Foundation including Lee Honggil, Yoon Gwangjang, Kim Joontae, Oh Jaeil, Cha Myungseok
  • 10 persons from Gwangju City Hall including Yoon Janghyun Gwangju Mayor 
  • The panel of 5Judges for the 2018 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights such as Cho Yeongseon, Jung Jinwoo, Kim Hoosik, Ahn Jean, Ahn Seungun 
  • 10 persons from Democratic Party including Choo Miae Democratic Party Leader, and Lee Yongseop Gwangju Mayor Candidate
  • 30 persons from the May 18 related associations
  • Special guests for the 2018 Gwangju Asia Forum such as Ms. Huntley, Ms. Peterson, Mr. Lee Jonghyun, Yoon Unseop, Seol Gapsoo 
  • 80 Asia Human Rights Chater Session Participants including John Joseph Clansey 
  • 50 The May 18 Education Forum Participants, including Karen
  • 10 Grassroots Support Workshop Participants including Rem Bahadur 
  • 10 Local community leaders like Oh Sooseong, Kim Nampyo, and Na Myunggwan
  • 30 persons including staffs, volunteers, and citizens 

2017

Laureates
  • Main Prize : Jatupat Boonpattararaksa / Thailand
  • Special Prize : Bambara Serge Martin / Brukina Faso
Attendees 300 persons
  • Main Prize Laureate Jatupat Boonpattararaksa's 3 family members and one assistance Special Prize Laureate Bambara Serge Martin and his one company
  • 4 Previous laureates including Sushil Pyakurel
  • 25 Staffs at the May 18 Memorial Foundation including Chairperson Cha Myungseok, Executive Director Kim Yangrae 
  • 4 Former Chairpersons of the May 18 Memorial Foundation including Kim Joontae, Yoon Gwangjang, Oh Jaeil 
  • 10 persons from Gwangju City Hall including Yoon Janghyun Gwangju Mayor
  • The panal of 6 judges of the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights including Lee Chulwoo (Chair of Jury Committee for the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights &Chair of the Former Jeolla Provincial Hall Restoration Committee), Kim Boogyum (Member of the National Assembly), Kim Sooah (Human Rights, Peace, and Cooperation Officer at the Gwangju City Hall), Lee Jeongok (Advisory Board Member of the Korean Association of NGO Studies), Cho Hyeonjang (Executive Director at the Busan Democratic Movement Memorial Association), Han Gihong (Board Member at the Korea Democracy Foundation) 
  • 50 persons from the May 18 related associations 
  • 15 participants from Asian Human Rights Commission Session including Chalida Tajaroensuk(Thailand)
  • 50 Participants from Asia Democracy Network Session includig Sahawiah Abdullah(Indonesia) 
  • 20 Participants from Grassroot Workshop including Dekdeken Sarah Kilongan(The Philippines) 
  • 30 Staffs, volunteers, and citizens

2016

Laureates (Joint Award) 
  • Quan Dan Nguyen (Vietnam)
  • BERSIH 2.0 (Malaysia) 
Attendees (200 persons)
  • Gwangju Human Rights Award laureates’ representative
    • All of the co-laureates are absent from the ceremony due to their government’s ban on leaving the contry.
  • 2015 Jury Members for the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights : 5 persons
    • Seon Mira (Chairperson, Korea Human Rights Foundation)
    • Cho Hyunjang (Chairperson, Self-Government 21)
    • Ok Hyunjin (Bishop, Secretary General at the Archdiocese of Gwangju)
    • In Jaegeun (Member of the National Assembly)
    • Cha Myungseok (Chairperson, The May 18 Memorial Foundation)
  • Verification Committee Members
  • Gwangju Mayor, Chairperson of the National Assembly, City Council Members
  • Board Members at the May 18 Memorial Foundation and community leaders in Gwangju 
  • Gwangju Mayor, President of City Council, representatives of civil organizations
  • Figures concerned in laureates, Gwangju Asia Forum participants, and NGO activists
  • Citizens, and volunteers 

2015

  • Main Prize Laureate : Latifah Anum Siregar (Indonesia)
  • Special Prize Laureate : Sombath Somphone (Laos)
  • Attendees (200 persons)
    • Latifah Anum Siregar, Main Prize Laureate
    • Shui Meng, Wife of Special Prize Laureate (Special Prize Laureate Sombath Somphone is missing)
    • Ok Hyunjin (Bishop, Chair of the Jury Committee)
    • Cha Myungseok (Chairperson, The May 18 Memorial Foundation)
    • Yoon Janghyun (Mayor of Gwangju) 
    • Chen Chu Kaohsiung Mayor, Taiwan
    • Basil Fernando (Chairperson, Asian Human Rights Commission)
    • Reprensentatives of the May 18 related associations
    • Gwangju Asia Forum participants, NGO activists 
    • Citizens and volunteers
      • The panel of judges for the 2015 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights : 8 jury members
        • Kim Sooah, Lawyer (Jeju District Court)
        • Kim Yangrae, Executive Director (The May 18 Memorial Foundation)
        • Kim Jongse Executive Director (Busan Democratic Movement Memorial Association)
        • Park Haegwang, Professor (May 18 Research Institute)
        • Son Shimgil, Secretary General (National Human Rights Commission of Korea)
        • Ok Hyunjin, Bishop (Secretary General at the Archdiocese of Gwangju)
        • In Jaegeun (Member of the National Assembly)
        • Cha Myungseok, Chairperson (The May 18 Memorial Foundation)

2014

Laureates
  • Joint Award
    • Adilur Rahman Khan (Bangladesh)
    • Mothers of Havaran (Iran) 
Attendees (150 persons)
  • Co-recipient, The Panel of judges( including Chairperson of the May 18 Memorial foundation)
  • The May 18 Memorial Foundation executives and Sponsors, community leaders in Gwangju 
  • Gwangju Mayor, President of City Council, representatives of civil organizations
  • Figures concerned in the laureates, Gwangju Asia Forum participants, and NGO activists
  • Citizen, and Volunteers

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