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2014 Nominee - Cao Shunli - China
Cao Shunli was a Chinese activist who lost her life in the struggle to build a more just society.
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2014 Nominee - Alejandra Ancheita - Mexico
Alejandra Ancheita is a Mexican lawyer and activist who leads the fight for the rights of the migrants, workers, and indigenous communities of her native country to dramatically raise their standard of living. 
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2014 Nominee - Adilur Rahman Khan - Bangladesh
Adilur Rahman Khan is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, a former Deputy Attorney General for Bangladesh (October 2001 – May 2007) and a founder and the Secretary of the human rights organisation Odhikar.
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Martin Ennals Award Ceremony 2014 Honors Human Rights Defenders from China, Mexico and Bangladesh

The City of Geneva and the Martin Ennals Foundation have the honor to invite you to the 2014 Martin Ennals Award ceremony on October 7th, 2014, 6 pm, Uni-Dufour, Geneva



This ceremony is open to the public.

Come and pay tribute to these women and men who are engaged in the defense of human rights, often risking their lives.

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Martin Ennals Award Final Nominees for 2014

The final nominees for the 2014 Martin Ennals Award are:

Cao Shunli,
 China 
Alejandra AncheitaMexico 
Adilur Rahman Khan, Bangladesh 


This award is selected by the International Human Rights Community (See Jury Below) and given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment and face great personal risk. The aim of the award is to provide protection through international recognition.


Cao Shunli, China

Alejandra Ancheita, Mexico

Adilur Rahman Khan, Bangladesh
Click on the portraits above to learn more about each nominee. 

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In collaboration with
The City of Geneva

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The Jury consists of 10
leading Human Rights NGO’s



The Panel of Regional NGOs support
the Jury with their in depth
Regional knowledge