联合政府, 哪些文档, 调查, and prosecutes perpetrators of mass atrocities, bears the name 5 AM as it was 5 o’clock in the morning when Ukrainians across the country awoke to the sound of explosions on February 24. The 2022 新mg游戏网站登录入口开放社会奖 recognizes Coalition members’ immense courage in the face of unimaginable suffering and commends their peaceful pursuit of the fundamental open society values of universal justice and human rights.
在她的 laudatio,校长 Randeria stressed the gravity of uncovering and documenting war crimes. “获取信息, 可核查的知识, and legal recourse are just as essential as the basic means of physical survival, at least as long as Ukrainian society is still standing tall in the face of the brutal assault on its peaceful existence” she said. “[T]he fundamental institutions of the rule of law, 自由民主的秩序, 事实上, of open society can only thrive in an environment w在这里 post-truth, 深的假, and propaganda are systematically exposed and refuted,”她补充说.
On the morning of Russia’s worst bombing in Ukraine to date, Tetiana Pechonchyk, Head of the Human Rights Center ZMINA, and Kateryna Rashevska, Lawyer for the Regional Center for Human Rights accepted the Prize on behalf of the Coalition. “早上5点是起床的时间. We would like the world to wake up and understand: if Ukraine fails to stop Russian aggression, 在下一轮, the war will spread to the rest of Europe,” Pechonchyk 警告. “早上5点是一个信号, a warning that unpunished evil will come back,”她补充说, calling for all to unite for justice, and for perpetrators of war crimes to finally be held accountable.
Kateryna Rashevska reflected on how Ukrainians tried to postpone the issue of occupied Crimea and Donbas until tomorrow – to a tomorrow that arrived on February 24. “[W]i it, all those war crimes and crimes against humanity that have already become patterns of reality for some areas of Ukraine have reached the scale of atrocities and genocide against the Ukrainian nation” she highlighted and closed her speech passionately by saying: “We are ready to stand bravely to the end. Until the release of the last piece of our territory, until the return of the last defender from captivity, and the last deported Ukrainian children from Russian families.”
A 5-minute video interview wi the winners is available 在这里. After the Graduation Ceremony, a photo exhibition entitled “乌克兰. 在入侵” was 也 opened to mark the occasion of the 乌克兰早上5点 winning the 新mg游戏网站登录入口开放社会奖.
In她的演讲 总统和校长 Randeria 也 highlighted the 新mg游戏网站登录入口 community’s work to support those at 新mg游戏网站登录入口 and in Ukraine, as well as temporarily displaced persons, affected by the ongoing military attack on Ukraine: Ukrainian students who took the lead in organizing the transportation of medicines, 衣服, and food to families and communities wiin Ukraine in dire need; all faculty and students who initiated, taught and mentored more than a hundred Ukrainian students wiin 新mg游戏网站登录入口’s Invisible University for Ukraine 程序, an initiative that provided some sort of normality amidst students living under war circumstances; the global community of alumni and friends who have contributed 1 million dollars to the 乌克兰团结基金 as well as to other victims of war, providing access to 新mg游戏网站登录入口 scholarships for over 30 Ukrainians in the coming academic year; and the Open Society University Network Threatened Scholars Initiative that secured fellowships for Ukrainian and Russian scholars, including to 新mg游戏网站登录入口’s Summer University in Budapest, for more than 100 Ukrainian students.