Human Rights Prize of the French Republic Worth €70,000 and Traveling to Paris

Date limite : 14 oct. 2019

Organisation à but non lucratif: French Government

Spécialités: Droit , Lettres Sciences Humaines

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Human Rights Prize of the French Republic Worth €70,000 and Traveling to Paris

The French Government has launched the “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, for projects from all around the world which promote and protect human rights. This Prize, created in 1988, 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. 

Participation Rules:

  1. Applications are open to individuals or NGOs that run one or more projects seeking to address humanitarian needs, providing relief and assistance to people in need, whoever they are, particularly by extending an unconditional welcome.
  2. Projects may also include advocacy initiatives or efforts to defend the duty of brotherhood and the freedom to provide assistance for humanitarian purposes, regardless of origin, religion, social background or administrative status.
  3. The application should include a field initiative or project to be implemented in France or abroad.

Competition Themes:

Theme 1: young human rights defenders

Thirty years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. To mark this occasion, the French National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH) has decided to honor initiatives by young human rights defenders, working individually or collectively to promote and defend human rights. A human rights defender is someone who defends a fundamental right in their own name, or in the name of another person or group of persons. Human rights defenders seek the promotion and protection of civil and political rights, as well as the promotion, protection and realization of economic, social and cultural rights.

Theme 2: the duty of brotherhood

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “All human beings [...] should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” This brotherhood involves recognizing the inherent dignity of all members of the human family. Brotherhood and dignity are central to the universality of human rights. Because the principle of brotherhood is based on the idea of human dignity, it means acting with solidarity, respect for others, tolerance, and goodwill. It means rejecting discriminatory attitudes (especially those that could lead to racist behavior), shunning hatred and refusing to act against someone due to their age, gender, or social, ethnic or religious background. As such, brotherhood has an altruistic dimension, and includes the ability to recognize, accept and welcome the uniqueness of other human beings.


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, to be used to implement their projects. Five runners-up will be awarded a “special mention” medal by the French ambassador in their country of origin.

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Pays hôte: France


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