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The Front Line Defenders Award

The nomination process for the 2018 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk is now open...

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Front Line Defenders is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk.

The annual Front Line Defenders Award was established in 2005 to honour the work of a human rights defender who, through non-violent work, is courageously making an outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of the human rights of others, often at great personal risk to themselves.

The Award seeks to focus international attention on the human rights defender's work, thus contributing to the recipient’s personal security.

If you would like to nominate a human rights defender for the 2018 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk, please follow this link:

2018 Front Line Defenders Award -
Secure Online Nomination Form

Please note, the nomination process will remain open until midnight (12am GMT) on Friday, 19th January 2018.

Selection Criteria:

  • the nature of human rights defender's work
  • the impact of human rights defender's work in advancing the rights of others
  • the level of risk or negative consequences associated with human rights defender's work
  • the continued commitment to advancing human rights, despite high level risks
  • the potential impact of receiving the Award on the human rights defender and their work

Nomination Guidelines:

  • Incomplete nominations will not be considered.
  • Nominations can be submitted by organisations or individuals.
  • Individual nominees may not play a prominent role in a political party.
  • Individual nominees must be currently active in human rights work (the Front Line Defenders Award is not intended to recognise a historical or posthumous contribution).
  • Individual nominees should not have previously been the recipient of high-profile international recognition.
  • Nominees should be active human rights defenders and must not be living in exile.
  • Self-nomination is not permitted.
  • All nominations must be accompanied by the names and contact details of 2 referees.

 


The previous winners of the Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk are:

2017 - Emil Kurbedinov, Ukraine

2016 - Ana Mirian Romero, Honduras

2015 - Guo Feixiong, China

2014 - SAWERA, Pakistan

2013 - Biram Dah Abeid, Mauritania

2012 - Razan Ghazzawi, Syria

2011 - Joint Mobile Group, Russian Federation

2010 - Soraya Rahim Sobhrang, Afghanistan

2009 - Yuri Melini, Guatemala

2008 - Anwar Al-Bunni, Syria

2007 - Gégé Katana, Democratic Republic of Congo

2006 - Ahmadjan Madmarov, Uzbekistan

2005 - Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, Sudan