Who are the Nobel Peace Prize winners for 2022?

With the awardees being from Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia, an implicit message has been sent about the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2022 has been awarded to human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, 

the Russian human rights organisation Memorial, and the Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties, 

The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced on Friday (October 7). 

The laureates represent civil society in their home countries, said the committee, 

“They have for many years promoted the right to criticise power and protect the fundamental rights of citizens 

They have made an outstanding effort to document war crimes, human right abuses and the abuse of power.  

Together they demonstrate the significance of civil society for peace and democracy”, it said on the Nobel website. 

“The Norwegian Nobel Committee wishes to honour three outstanding champions of human rights, 

democracy and peaceful co-existence in the neighbour countries Belarus, Russia and Ukraine”, said the committee.