The Prize 2002
Human Rights Awards in the World
HUMAN RIGHTS AWARDS IN THE WORLD
Nobel Peace Prize
Awarded to one person who demonstrates outstanding commitment and sacrifice to promoting peace and justice anywhere in the world.
Last Prize Winners : 2001 : United Nations and its Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.All the Nobel Peace Prize Winners since 1901
Norwegian Nobel Committee
The United Nations Award for Human Rights
Created in 1966 and awarded for outstanding contributions to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. (1968 and then in 1973, 1978, 1988, 1993 and 1998)
Last Prize Winners : December 1998
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
European Human Rights Prize by the Council of Europe
The Carter-Menil Human Rights Prize
Awarded to individuals or organizations for their outstanding efforts on behalf of human rights, often at great personal sacrifice
Monetary award: $100,000
The Carter Center
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307
The Wateler Peace Prize
Awarded annually to a person or institution that has made an exceptionally important contribution to European culture, society or social science: open, tolerant, non-dogmatic and critical thought characterizes the philosophy of Erasmus
Monetary award: NLG. 300.000
Last Prize winner : Mary Robinson
International Human Rights Award (Rule of Law Award)
Awarded annually to a distinguished foreign human rights lawyer who has suffered persecution as a result of his or her professional activities.
Amnesty International Ginetta Sagan Award
Awarded to a woman who works on behalf of women and children, demonstrates courage and effectiveness in her fight for human rights, and resides or originates in the specific region of the crisis.
Amnesty International Media Spotlight Award
Awarded to individuals or who represent the media, in one of eight categories, who have contributed to the awareness and exposure of human rights violations. Honored at an annual gala.
Asian Human Rights Award
Awarded to organizations (NGOs) or individuals who have conducted great meritorious service toward solving human rights problems or toward improving the human rights situation in Asia.
Female Human Rights Special Award
Awarded to organizations or individuals who have contributed particularly to the human rights of women.
The Citizen Activist Award
Awarded to a citizen who has challenged injustice in the United States and made a difference in civil rights.
The International Activist Award
Awarded to a human rights activist outside of the United States who displays courage, conviction, and tenacity to bring justice in the international community.
The Michael Scherner Activist Award
Awarded to five full-time undergraduate college students who have battled any social or political oppression - such as sexism, racism, homophobia, and various other forms of injustice.
Awarded to writers in the world who had been victims of political persecution and are in financial need. In addition to providing much needed financial assistance, the Hellman/Hammett grants focus attention on repression of free speech and censorship by publicizing the persecution endured by the grant recipients.
The John Humphrey Freedom Award
Awarded to a non-governmental organization or individual for exceptional contributions to promote and defend human rights and democracy. Preference is given to those who are working under difficult circumstances in reference to political and legal institutions. The person or organization must not be affiliated with any political party.
International Human Rights Award
Awarded to an individual who resides outside of the United States who contributes to a significant international human rights cause.
Goler T. Butcher Award for Lifetime Achievement in Human Rights
Awarded to a person who has greatly impacted human and civil rights throughout a lifetime in the United States.
International Human Rights Partners Award
Awarded to a partner organization of the International Human Rights Law Group in another country which has significantly contributed to human rights.
The Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize
Awarded every two years to a lawyer who have illustrated by his work, his activity or his sufferings, the defense of the human rights,
Monetary award : 5 000 € (around $ 4 400 )
Last Prize winner : Esber Yagmurdereli (Turkey)
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Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders
Awarded annually to an individual, or an organization, in recognition of their commitment and ongoing endeavor in the defense and promotion of human rights. Nominees must be involved currently in work for the promotion and protection of human rights.
The Martin Ennals Foundation
NED Democracy Award
Presented to an outspoken advocate of human rights, freedom, and democracy, who exhibits leadership and courage.
International "Jaime Brunet" Human Rights Prize
Awarded to Legal persons, work teams, institutions or organisms for promoting and disseminating the defence of human rights to make a contribution to the eradication of cases of inhuman or degrading treatment to human beings and where the rights inherent to a person's dignity are not respected.
Monetary award: 6 million pesetas
Last Prize winner : Pierre Sané (France)
Universidad Pública de Navarra
Campus de Arrosadia, 31006 Pamplona, España
Teléfono: (948) 169223
Fax: (948) 169004
Netherlands Democracy and Human Rights AwardGiven to individuals and institutions who strive for the establishment and preservation of democracy and against dictatorship, discrimination and racism. in memory of 18 members of the Geuzen Dutch resistance group who were shot by German occupation forces at The Hague on 13 March 1941.
Last Prize winner : Natasa Kandic and Veton Suroi
Nuremberg International Human Rights Award.
Monetary award : DM 25.000 for 1997PEN Newman's Own Award
Given to an American citizen who promotes human rights in America (namely those rights associated with the First Amendment).
Monetary award: $25,000International PEN Annual Awards
Reebok Human Rights Award
Given to a person, thirty years of age or younger, who is fighting on the forefront for human rights anywhere in the world according to the definition given by United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Monetary award: $25,000
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award
Awarded to an individual who fights against oppression in the pursuit of human rights by resisting persecution, takes great personal sacrifices, and practicing nonviolence; the award can be presented for a single act or a series of acts over any length of time.
Monetary award: $30,000
Last Prize winner : Michael Kpakala Francis (Liberia)
Awarded to individuals and organizations in Asia whose civic contributions and leadership "exemplify the greatness of spirit, integrity, and devotion to freedom of Ramon Magsaysay," former president of the Philippines who died tragically in an airplane crash. Often regarded as the Nobel Prizes of Asia, these awards are presented in five categories: government service, public service, community leadership, international understanding, and journalism, literature, and creative communication arts.
Professor Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize
Given to an individual who is a fearless advocate for the oppressed, as was Thorolf Rafto in the former Soviet Union.
Last Prize Winner : Shirin Ebadi ( Iran) 2001
Thorolf Rafto Foundation
The WAN Golden Pen of Freedom Award
Awarded annually to an individual, group, or institution who exhibits an outstanding action, in writing or deed, in the cause of freedom of press.
The World Association of Newspapers (WAN)
The Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights
Awarded annually to a leader in health and human rights, be it an individual or organisation (first awarded 1999).
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UNESCO Prize for the Teaching of Human Rights
Awarded to an Institution, an Organization or an individual in recognition of a significant activity aimed at developing Human Rights
Monetary Award : $10000 and a Diploma from 1990 (Bi-Annual)
Last Prize winner : Michael Kirby (Australia)
The Wang Kang-Lu Human Rights Award
Awarded to a person(s) or an organization who has worked to promote and/or contribute to human rights improvment in Taiwan
Last Prize winner : Ms. Shiou-hwa HuangThe Formosan Association for Human Rights.
Weimar Defender of Human Rights Award
City of Weimar (Germany).
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