Since 1988, the European Parliament has awarded the prestigious "Sakharov Prize" – named after Russian scientist and dissident Andrej Sakharov – to people and organisations who defend human rights and freedom of speech around the world. Coinciding with the award, the European Parliament Office in the UK and the UCL European Institute co-host an annual public debate to explore current developments on Human Rights in Europe.
Dr Myriam Hunter-Henin (UCL Laws)
Ed McMillan-Scott (former MEP, ALDE)
Catriona Robertson (London Boroughs Faiths network)
Can Yenginsu (Barrister)
Chaired by BBC news journalist Maxine Croxall.