Nominations for the 2017 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (before 9 November)

October 2, 2016

please pass this on to those who you think are deserving candidates:

 

Call For Nominations – 2017

MARTIN ENNALS AWARD
FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

Deadline: 9 November 2016

Nominations can be submitted electronically at www.martinennalsaward.org (for the PDF version see below)

  • The Award is granted annually to an individual, or exceptionally an organisation, in recognition of their commitment and ongoing efforts in the defence and promotion of human rights.
  • The MEA aims to encourage individuals or organisations, particularly those who are working in conditions hostile to fundamental human rights and who are at risk and in need of protection. Special account is taken of those who combat human rights violations by courageous and innovative means.
  • Nominations are welcome from all regions, genders, and human rights related themes.
  • Three Finalists are selected and announced early in the year and the Laureate is selected from among them. All three are invited to participate in the ceremony in Geneva.

The following 10 international human rights NGOs form the Jury:

OMCT
ISHR
International Commission of Jurists
HURIDOCS
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights First
Front Line Defenders
FIDH
EWDE Germany
Amnesty International

The present value of the annual Award is a minimum of 20’000 Swiss Francs, to be used for further work in the field of human rights. The ceremony is hosted by the City of Geneva which provides each of the final three Finalists with project funds of 11’650 CHF and a 5’000 CHF travel grant.

The Award is named after Martin Ennals (1927-1991), an activist who was instrumental to the modern human rights movement and a driving force behind several organisations. His deep desire was to see more cooperation among NGOs.

Call For Nominations – 2017 MARTIN ENNALS AWARD FOR HRD
1 page / 206 KB

Source: Call For Nominations – 2017 – MARTIN ENNALS AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS / September 23, 2016 / Events / Human rights defenders / OMCT

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: