Nominations Open for the Prize for Human Rights 2016: Protecting Human Rights Worldwide

Deadline: 30 September 2016

Nominations are open for the 2016 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government in order to reward actions of civil society, individual and collective, for the defense and protection of human rights worldwide.

This Prize, which was set up in 1988, is awarded in recognition and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders, and linked to one of two possible themes.


  • Defending and protecting migrants.
  • Representing and defending the rights of disabled people under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Prize information

  • Five prize winners will be invited to Paris for the official ceremony. They will receive a medal and share a total sum of €70,000, awarded by the Prime Minister.
  • Five runners-up will be awarded a special medal by the French ambassador in their country of origin.

Eligibility Criteria

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individual candidates, regardless of nationality and borders, should present a field initiative or project to be implemented in France or abroad, on one of the two themes for 2016(mentioned above).

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their complete application, to the Secretariat-General of the CNCDH through the given website.

For more information, please visit Prize for Human Rights 2016.


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