International Crisis Group honours Emma Bonino as a champion for peace and justice

26 Oct, 2015 | Press Releases

New York, 26 October 2015

During a ceremony held today in New York, Emma Bonino, former Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and founder of No Peace Without Justice, received the “Fred Cuny Award for the Prevention of Deadly Conflicts” from the International Crisis Group.

Ms. Bonino’s prize, which was presented by George Soros, a member of Crisis Group’s Board of Trustees, pays tribute to her outstanding commitment and pioneering role in the promotion of humanitarian and political action in crises. As European commissioner for humanitarian aid during the 1990s, she fought to draw international attention to crises in the African Great Lakes Region and the Balkans. She later founded the campaign group No Peace Without Justice and was a driving force behind the creation of a special court to try crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia. Emma Bonino is also a pioneer in promoting women’s rights. She joined Crisis Group’s Board of Trustees in 2008. An active member of Italy’s Transnational Radical Party, she served as Italy’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from April 2013 to February 2014.

The other award winners this year, which marks the 20th anniversary of Crisis Group’s mission to prevent and resolve deadly conflict worldwide, include Sir Richard Branson, Béji Caïd Essebsi, Rached Ghannouchi, Gareth Evans, Babatunde Fashola, and Sadako Ogata.