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2009 John Pilger

Peace is only possible with justice and with information that gives us the power to act justly

2008 Patrick Dodson

Leadership is an elusive concept, hard to describe and impossible to prescribe. It is more evident in its absence, so that when leadership is needed, its lack is sorely felt

2007 Hans Blix

Disarmament by war and democracy by occupation are difficult prospects

2006 Irene Khan

There can be no peace without justice and respect for human rights

2005 Olara Otunnu

The time has come to make the protection of all our children a common cause that can unite us across our political orientation, religious affiliation and cultural traditions

2004 Arundhati Roy

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing

2002 Mary Robinson

Human rights are inscribed in the hearts of people, they were there long before lawmakers drafted their first proclamation

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