Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award

We are now accepting nominations for the Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award 2021.

Submit nominations before 26 October 2020.

Nominate here

About the Award

The Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award is an award for outstanding work in defence of civil and political rights.

With the award, we recognise a prominent human rights defender who, despite the risk to their own safety, continues the struggle for civil and political rights.

Read our FAQ here

Note: The Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award 2020 has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here