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.