Sat, Sep 25 | Palazzo Bo, Aula Nievo

Solemn Ceremony: Honouring Human Rights Defenders

Special presentation of commemorative plaque to the families of Jàn Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová for their contributions to the defense and enhancement of human rights.
Solemn Ceremony: Honouring Human Rights Defenders

Time & Location

Sep 25, 5:00 PM GMT+2
Palazzo Bo, Aula Nievo, Via VIII Febbraio, 2, 35122 Padova PD, Italy

About the Event

Jàn Kuciak was a Slovak investigative journalist who worked as a reporter for the news website Aktuality.sk, focused mainly on investigating tax fraud of several businessmen with connections to top-level Slovak politicians. Him and his fiance, Martina Kušnírová were killed in 2018 sparking an intense investigation into the case. This ceremony is celebration of Jàn Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová for their contributions to the defense and enhancement of human rights. 

Pioneered by Professor Sara Pennicino in collaboration with SET Padova, this ceremony aims involve students in recognising and honouring human rights defenders that have inspired them and set admirable examples for young people in this field. 

NOTE: The green pass will be required for admission into the venue, as per University of Padua guidelines. Download your green pass here.

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