You may have noticed that we put up a call for letters of support for Jesus Tecu Osorio as a nominee for the Baldwin Medal. Over
the years GSN has had a great deal of contact with Jesus and we were proud to submit our own statement of support for him, see attachment, and
are therefore immensely satisfied to see that he has been successful. In a message of congratulation to Jesus’ senior associate, human rights defenders programme of Human Rights First
Andrew Hudson said "an international selection committee decided that this prize should be awarded to you considering your unique and distinctive work, the effectiveness with
which you have advanced human rights in Guatemala and the considerable risk to which you are exposed as a result".
The award will be bestowed at a ceremony in New York in May. Human Rights First’s press release can be found here.