2016 Human Rights Prize - Call for applications

This prize, created in 1988, is awarded for individual or collective action on the ground, irrespective of nationality or borders, undertaken in France or abroad, with respect to one of two themes, as chosen.

The French Republic’s 2016 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government, is now open for applications.

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This prize, created in 1988, is awarded for individual or collective action on the ground, irrespective of nationality or borders, undertaken in France or abroad, with respect to one of two themes, as chosen.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), regardless of nationality and borders, should present an action carried out in the field or an implemented project, in France or abroad, on one of the two themes for 2016:

- Theme 1: defending and protecting migrants.

- Theme 2: representing and defending the rights of disabled people under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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.

Once the panel has announced the results, the 2016 Prize will be awarded in Paris by the Prime Minister, around 10 December 2016.

The application, which must be written in French, must include:
a) A letter of application presented and signed by the president or legal representative of the NGO concerned, or by the individual candidate.
b) The application form, which is attached to this call for applications and can be downloaded from the CNCDH website: http://www.cncdh.fr/fr/prix/prix-des-droits-de-lhomme .
This form presents the project objective and means of operation in detail. A precise budget must be given (preferably with equivalent values given in euros).
c) A presentation of the NGO concerned (statutes, operations, etc.).
d) The postal address and bank details of the NGO or the individual candidate.

Candidates must submit their complete application, before the deadline of 30 September 2016, to the Secretariat-General of the CNCDH:
- 35, rue Saint-Dominique - 75007 Paris - France
- or by email to: cncdh@cncdh.pm.gouv.fr

Applications must comply with the prize regulations.
The prize regulations are available upon request. They can also be found on the CNCDH website: http://www.cncdh.fr/fr/prix/prix-des-droits-de-lhomme .

Please consult the documents below :
- call for applications

Word - 59.4 kb

- regulations

PDF - 141.7 kb

- application form
Notice: All applications must be completed in French. However, if you do not speak French, the French Embassy will offer you help with translation.

  • For NGOs/applicants who can speak French, please download Application form in French
  • For NGOs/applicants who can not speak French, please download Application form translated in English. Fill in the English version of the application form. Then, send a completed copy of the English form together with the justificative documents by mail to the Press and Communication service for translation. Note all documents should be sent for translation prior to application deadline (September the 30th 2016).

Dernière modification : 27/10/2016

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