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.