Ceremony marking 25 years of Croatian Helsinki Committee

The ceremony marking 25 years since Croatian Helsinki Committee (HHO) and the International Human Rights Day was held in the National and University Library in Zagreb on February 16.

Awards for extraordinary contributions in protection and promotion of human rights of persons from Croatia and abroad were given at the ceremony. The annual Josko Kulusic Award went to the team of the I Have a Problem (Imam Problem) segment of the state broadcaster HRT mosaic show Good Morning, Croatia (Dobro Jutro, Hrvatska) for their contributions in protecting and promoting human rights in the media.

The Dubrovnik Archbishop Mate Uzinic accepted the Sulejman Masovic-Luka Vincetic-Jovan Nikolic Award for his contribution in interreligious dialogue, ecumenism, and religious tolerance.

The Mirko Tripalo Award for contributions in protecting and promoting human rights in Croatia going above and beyond professional obligations and usual standards went to the Franak Group and MP Goran Aleksic, and the HHO International Life Achievement Award went to the last chair of the Yugoslav Helsinki Committee, Tanja Petovar.

The representative of the Croatian president and chair of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences, academic Zvonko Kusic, HHO chair Ivan Zvonimir Cicak, and one of the HHO founders, Ante Gavranovic, spoke at the ceremony.

Deputy Darijo Jurisic of the Office of the Ombudsperson for Persons with Disabilities represented the Office at the ceremony.