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14 December, 2004

Impetus programme shortlisted for Human Rights Award

The impetus awards programme, run by the Institute of Global Ethics UK Trust in association with the Citizenship Foundation and others, was shortlisted for this year’s Human Rights Award.

impetus celebrates the commitment made by schools, colleges and youth organisations to explore shared values and to put these into practice in their communities in the context of the Human Rights Act.

In the end the Human Rights Award 2004 went to the Gypsy and Traveller Law Reform Coalition, “For exceptional achievement in uniting Gypsies, Irish Travellers and New Travellers and providing a powerful voice to lobby for positive change and recognition of their human rights. For effective engagement of cross-party support for some of the most socially excluded groups in the UK.”

The Awards, which are a joint venture of Liberty, JUSTICE and The Law Society, were presented at an event on 9 December which featured contributions from writer and broadcaster Sheena McDonald, and the editor of the Guardian, Alan Rusbridger.

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