SAVE THE DATE: MEA 2013 CEREMONY ON 8 OCTOBER IN GENEVA

June 29, 2013

The City of Geneva and the Martin Ennals Foundation announce the 2013 edition of Martin Ennals Award, which will take place on Tuesday 8 October 2013 at 18h00 at the Uni-Dufour, Geneva. The Laureate will be announced at the Ceremony which this year takes place on the opening day of the human rights week which will be hosted by the University of Geneva from 8 – 13 October. 

The three human rights defenders selected as Final Nominees for the 2013 Martin Ennals Award are:

Ms Mona Seif (Egypt) who is one of the core founders of the ”No To Military Trials for Civilians”, a grassroots initiative that aims to stop military trials for civilians in Egypt. 

The Joint Mobile Group (Russia) which seeks accountability for human rights abuses in Chechnya, notably enforced disappearances, torture in custody, and extra-judicial executions. 

Mr Mario Joseph (Haïti) who has been referred to as Haiti’s most prominent human rights lawyer, and has worked on some of the most important cases including the one against former dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier.            

These nominees were carefully selected by the Jury of the Martin Ennals Award, made up of ten of the world’s leading human rights organizations: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, International Federation for Human Rights, World Organisation Against Torture, Frontline Defenders, the International Commission of Jurists, German Diakonie, the International Service for Human Rights, and HURIDOCS.

Save this date in your agenda! Should you wish to attend this public ceremony, please register online: http://www.martinennalsaward.org/. An invitation and the detailed programme of the ceremony will follow at the beginning of September 2013.

 

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