EG Justice in the News

Laura Angela Bagnetto

The UN’s educational, scientific and cultural agency, has adopted the resolution and ratified the award of a controversial prize despite long-standing criticism from rights groups.

Associated Press
Elaine Ganley

UNESCO's Executive Board voted to approve a renamed prize sponsored and funded by President Obiang.

O Estado de S. Paulo
Jamil Chade

The government of Brazil supported a controversial prize at UNESCO sponsored by President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea in order to strengthen relations with his regime.

Bol Noticias
Isabel Fleck

Human Rights Watch, EG Justice and other rights groups condemn the position of the Brazilian government on the UNESCO-Obiang prize.  

Jop de Vrieze

With just days to go before the Executive Board of the UNESCO considers the fate of the controversial Obiang prize for life science research, an internal document has emerged that says that there are legal problems with implementing the honor in its current form.

The Guardian
Ian Birrell

UNESCO's legal advisors issued a non-binding opinion that the UNESCO-Obiang prize should not be awarded due to continuing controversy over the source of the funding.


Desmond Tutu joined a call by rights groups to abolish a UNESCO prize named after Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema.


EG Justice among other organizations, urges UNESCO to cancel the UNESCO-Obiang prize.

Joseph Kraus & Meredith Varela

Recent corruption investigations involving President Obiang and his son Teodorin highlight the desperate need for strong transparency rules in the U.S. and Europe.

Tutu Alicante

An editorial that calls on Africa's leaders to demonstrate responsible leadership in the use of their countries' finite resources.

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