The founder of the Right Livelihood Award, Jakob von Uexkull

Right Livelihood Awards 2007

The Right Livelihood awards, dubbed by the Swedish press as the alternative Nobel Prizes, are this year being awarded to individuals and organisations working with the anti-nuclear campaign, conflict resolution as well as the promotion of solar energy and the fight to stop major companies from monopolising the patent on biodiversity.

The Executive Director of the Right Livelihood Foundation, Ole von Uexkull, explained the prize-awarding jury’s motivation to our reporter Azariah Kiros. He started by explaining the work of one of the laureates, Christopher Weeramantry, a renowned Sri Lankan legal scholar:

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