2019 Front Line Defenders Award - Secure Online Nomination Form

You can now submit your nomination for the 2019 Front Line Defenders Award online. Simply answer the questions below in the boxes provided and when you have answered all of the questions, input the four digit security code and click on the submit button.

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.

Name of nominee:
Name of organisation:
Contact details of nomineee: Email address:

Contact telephone #
Your name (not the name of the nominee):
Your contact details (not the details of the nominee): Email address:

Contact telephone # (please include country code):
Please give an overview of the situation for human rights defenders in the nominee's country. (250 words maximum):
Please outline the work of the nominee. (250 words maximum):
Please give a summary of the risks (negative consequences) experienced by the candidate as a direct result of this work as a human rights defender, with particular focus on the last 12 months. If there has been an earlier pattern of attack, please reference it. (350 words maximum):
Please outline why you think this individual should receive the Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk. (350 words maximum):
Please outline how you think this individual would benefit from receiving the 2019 Front Line Defenders Award. (250 words maximum):
Referees: Nominations must be supported by two referees who can attest to the nominees work, their integrity and their commitment to non-violent means.
Referee 1 Name:


Contact details:
Referee 2 Name:


Contact details:
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Your application will be submitted by secure email after you click the "Submit" button.

Applications can also be sent by post or email to:
Front Line Defenders Award 2019
Front Line Defenders
Grattan House
Temple Rd
Co. Dublin



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