This Prize is awarded in recognition and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders, to promote and protect human rights anywhere in the world.
This year’s Prize will be awarded under the theme “Defending the environment and water access”.
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 may introduce themselves as 2021 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.
Applications will be accepted from individuals and non-governmental organisations with one or more field projects aimed at:
Projects including a gender perspective or aimed at ensuring the access of vulnerable or disadvantaged persons to their rights will be prioritized, with a focus on fighting exclusion.
The application must be written in French and include:
Candidates must send their complete application by the deadline of 15 October 2023 to the Secretariat-General of the CNCDH:
The 2023 Prize will be awarded in Paris around 10 December 2023 (Human Rights Day).
For more details, visit the website.