IRI Congratulates Democracy Activists in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus for Winning 2022 Nobel Peace Prize

Washington, DC: The International Republican Institute (IRI)released the following statement after the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Ukraine’s Center for Civil Liberties (CCL), the Russian human rights group Memorial, and imprisoned Belarusian human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski.

“IRI congratulates this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winners for their efforts working against the evils of tyrannical governments, fighting for human rights and the rule of law, and championing the cause of democracy. Each of these awardees has had to confront authoritarian aggression in their own way and we are thrilled that the Nobel Committee has chosen to amplify their work and their struggles.

“We are very proud to work alongside democracy activists in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, in their quest to build a democratic future that provides for peace, prosperity, and political pluralism in all three countries.  IRI looks forward to continuing our work with these partners and others around the globe as we seek to advance democracy worldwide.”


In recent years, IRI has also honored those fighting for democracy in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus with the John S. McCain Freedom Award and the Jeanne J. Kirkpatrick Award

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