21 October 2019

Mirza Dinnayi wins prestigious Aurora Prize 2019

At the Aurora ceremony in Yerevan (Armenia) on 9 October 2019, the prestigious (fourth) annual Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity was awarded to Mirza Dinnayi, co-founder and director of Luftbrücke Irak (Air Bridge Iraq).


He received the prize for finding ways to overcome bureaucratic and logistic obstacles to help the most vulnerable members of the Yazidi community during numerous conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

Only last month, Mirza graduated from the European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice, a partnership of 41 prestigious universities and human rights centres of which our faculty is a member. He spent his second semester at the Law Faculty of Maastricht University, where he wrote his thesis about the Yazidi case under the supervision of Prof. André Klip.

The Aurora Prize is granted by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors.