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2017 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders goes to Mohamed Zaree

Mohamed Zaree was selected by a jury of 10 global human rights organizations (See list below). The Award is given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment to human…
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Award Ceremony 2017 

Finalists for the Martin Ennals Award 2017

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EL SALVADOR


Nominations close on 9 November 2017.

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Martin Ennals Foundation calls on the Egyptian authorities to lift Mohamed Zaree’s travel ban

The Martin Ennals Award Ceremony for human rights defenders will be held on 10 October 2017. Mohamed Zaree of the Cairo Institute of Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) is one of the…
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Karla Avelar’s Life Of Constant Threats

Six times in two years. Human rights activist Karla Avelar has been forced to move home six times in the last two years after being physically threatened by individuals she believes…
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Ahmed Mansoor

Ahmed Mansoor 2015 Laureate arrested at his home on 20 March 2017

He is currently being held in an unknown location. For more information see: Statements calling for his release:…
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EU Parliament calls for unconditional release of Ilham Tohti

The European Union Parliament has called for the unconditional release of Ilham Tohti, the 2016 Martin Ennals Award Laureate. "... [it] Strongly condemns the imprisonment of Ilham Tohti who is serving…
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Third Anniversary of Razan Zaitouneh’s Disappearance

A finalist of the Martin Ennals Award 2016, Razan is a prominent human rights lawyer, activist, and journalist in Syria. Razan has dedicated her life to defending political prisoners, documenting crimes…
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Ilham Tohti

Ilham Tohti 2016 Martin Ennals Award Laureate for Human Rights Defenders

The Award is 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. Strongly…
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WHAT IS THE
MARTIN ENNALS AWARD?

The Martin Ennals Award is a annual prize for human rights defenders. Finalists and the laureate are selected by a Jury of 10 of the world's leading human rights NGOs. The Award provides protection and support to human rights defenders who are at risk.

THE JURY

The Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA) is a unique collaboration among ten of the world’s leading human rights organizations to give protection to human rights defenders worldwide.

"We’re dealing with generations of  people who know only to force their way through the system"

- Mona Seif | EGYPT | 2013 Finalist

LAUREATES & FINALISTS

Every year, three finalist for the Martin Ennals Award are selected by a Jury composed of 10 of the world's leading human rights NGOs.

Ahmed Mansoor

United Arab Emirates