Geuzenpenning Award presented to ERRC

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Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 06:24:17 +0200 (EET)
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Subject: Geuzenpenning Award presented to ERRC

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Geuzenpenning Award presented to ERRC

Today, March 13, 2001, in recognition of its contribution to "the
preservation and promotion of democracy and the enhancement of the
vigilance against all forms of dictatorship, discrimination and
racism", the Geuzenpenning (the Geuzen medal of honour) has been
presented to the European Roma Rights Center (ERRC). The award is
given annually in remembrance of the fifteen members of the Dutch
resistance group "Geuzen", who on March 13, 1941, were executed by the
German occupying forces. The ERRC is proud to join the ranks of the
distinguished organisations to have received the award to date:
- Amnesty International
- The Stichtung Februari 1941
- The Anne Frank Foundation
- Medecins sans Frontieres
- The Turkish Human Rights Association.
The Geuzenpenning was presented to ERRC representatives Eva Orsos
(Co-Chair of the Board of Directors) and Dimitrina Petrova (Executive
Director) by Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of Netherlands
during a ceremony in the Grote Kerk church in Vaardingen.
TEL.: +36 1 4132200 -- FAX: +36 1 4132201
The European Roma Rights Center is an international public interest
law organisation which monitors the rights of Roma and provides legal
defence in cases of human rights abuse. For more information about the
European Roma Rights Center, visit the ERRC on the web at
European Roma Rights Center
1386 Budapest 62
P.O. Box 906/93
Telephone: (36 1) 4132200
Fax: (36 1) 4132201


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