Human Rights Prize of the French Republic [fr]
On the occasion of the Human Rights Day, the national advisory committee on Human Rights (Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’homme, CNCDH) will award the Human Rights Prize of the Republic of France.
Since 1988, this Prize, doted by the Prime Minister, aims to reward projects implemented by NGOs and Human Rights champions worldwide. It honours on the ground actions and projects focused on protecting and effectively promoting Human Rights in the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, without regards to nationality or State borders.
The two themes of the 2013 edition are:
Theme 1: Assisting and handling of internally displaced persons (IDPs)
Theme 2: Protection of human rights in places of detention
NGO candidates must send their complete application, in French exclusively, without fail, before the final date of submission on 9 September 2013, to the Secretariat-General de la Commission (35 rue Saint-Dominique – 75007 Paris, FRANCE). Or by email to: email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org).
Last year, among the five 2012 laureates, Ditshwanelo, The Botswana Centre for Human Rights a Motswana NGO created in 1993, was rewarded under the theme “Defence of economic and social rights and sustainable development”. Its project is to foster and make evolve the socio-economic rights of Botswana’s natives, especially the Basarwa/San people who live in the Kalahari reserve (Central Kalahari Game Reserve).