September 21, 2012
The group released a report this week describing a staggering range of violations committed by both sides in the current conflict. Speaking to the Associated Press, Pinheiro said that "Gross violations of human rights have grown in number, in pace and in scale. Civilians, many of them children, are bearing the brunt of the spiraling violence."
Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu will also be honored at the October dinner, where he will receive the Champion for Global Change Award.