Martin Ennals Award 2023 Nomination Form

Nominations are now open for the Martin Ennals Award 2023! The deadline to present candidates for the Award is 31st of July 2022.

The independent Martin Ennals Award Jury will select three winners – or Laureates – who will be announced publicly in early 2023.

The Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders honors individuals and organizations who have shown exceptional commitment to defending human rights, despite the risks involved, and who are in need of protection.

In addition to the achievements of the candidate, several criteria are taken into consideration for the Award:

  • Candidates must be currently active in the promotion and protection of human rights. The Award does not consider defenders who are deceased.
  • The candidate should not employ or advocate violence.
  • Self -nominations are not accepted.
  • Defenders who are no longer in need of protection (e.g. because they are now in a safe environment) will normally not be considered.

  • 1) Information about the candidate

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  • 2) Candidate organization

  • 3) Other Personal Information on the candidate (such as education, profession, area of work, family situation)

  • (about 200 words max)
  • 4) Reasons why the candidate merits the Award

  • (about 800 words max)
  • 5) How could the Martin Ennals Award have a positive impact on the safety of the candidate, and/or for the cause promoted by them?

  • (about 800 words max)
  • 6) Consent

  • 7) Code of Conduct

    Martin Ennals Award Laureates are ambassadors of the Award for years after their selection. To ensure nominated defenders are aligned with our values, please acknowledge the defender subscribes to our Ethical Guidelines and Code of conduct.
  • 8) Information on the person submitting the nominee

  • Nominee proposed by

  • 9) References

    If a candidate is shortlisted for the Martin Ennals Award, references will be contacted to verify information and provide more context on the person's achievements and needs.
  • First Reference

  • Second Reference

  • Third Reference

  • 10) Additional materials

    Please send no more than three additional files in support of this nominee. These may include pictures, biographies, written materials, etc.
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