2020 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic : Call for Applications

Launch of the call for applications for the 2020 edition of the Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, organized by the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights of France (CNCDH).

The French Republic’s "Liberty-Equality-Fraternity" Human Rights Prize for 2020, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government, is open for applications.

This Prize, created in 1988, is intended to reward and enable individual or collective field actions, in France or abroad, irrespective of nationality or borders, that promote or protect human rights.

1/ The non-governmental organizations or individual candidates, regardless of nationality or borders, should submit an application corresponding to one or the two following themes : i) the right to health and the fight against exclusion or ii) defence of the environment and biodiversity.

This application should contain field activities or a project to be implemented in France or abroad.

2/ The five prize winners will be invited to Paris for the official ceremony. They will receive a medal and share a total sum of €70,000, awarded by the CNCDH and to be used to implement their projects. They will be able to say that they are 2020 laureates of the Human Rights Prize of the French Republic.
Five runners-up will be awarded a “special mention” medal by the French ambassador in their country of origin.

3/ Applications must comply with the prize rules.

The prize rules are available upon request. They can also be found on the CNCDH website: https://www.cncdh.fr/sites/default/files/pdh_-_reglement_3.pdf

4/ The application, which must be written in French, must include:
a) A letter of application presented and signed by the president or legal representative of the NGO concerned, or by the individual candidate;
The application form, which is attached to this call for applications and can be downloaded from the CNCDH website: https://www.cncdh.fr/sites/default/files/formulaire_de_candidature_2020_0.doc
This form should present, in detail, the actions conducted by the association or individual.
b) A presentation of the NGO concerned (statutes, operations, etc.), where appropriate.
c) The postal address and bank details of the NGO or individual candidate.

Candidates must send their complete application before the deadline of 18 October 2020 to the Secretary-General of the CNCDH:

CNCDH – À l’attention de Magali Lafourcade, TSA 40720 – 20 Avenue de Ségur, 75007 PARIS – France
or by email to: cncdh@cncdh.fr

Once the panel has announced the results, the 2020 Prize will be awarded in Paris by the Prime Minister, around 10 December 2020.

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Call for applications 2020 Human Right Prize
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Last updated on: 3 August 2020