Call for Nominations – Human Rights Defenders Tulip 2011

The Dutch Government’s human rights award, the Human Rights Defenders Tulip has since 2008 been presented to an individual who has shown exceptional courage in protecting and promoting the rights of fellow human beings.

The winner receives a bronze statuette. In addition, the winner may submit a project proposal for possible funding for his or her work as a human rights defender. In addition, the winner is given the opportunity to meet with relevant stakeholders in Europe.

An independent jury selects the winner. The Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs presents the Human Rights Defenders Tulip award  in December 2011.

Nominees can be from any country and anyone can make an nomination. Nominees should be individuals (not organizations), whose daily work involves the promotion or protection of human rights by peaceful means. They should be individuals who have faced or are at risk of facing negative, personal consequences because of their human rights work. They are individuals who could benefit from the recognition and visibility of winning the prize.

Find out more about the award and nomination process as well as biographies on past recipients here

1 Response to “Call for Nominations – Human Rights Defenders Tulip 2011”

  1. 1 N.Singh September 24, 2013 at 2:54 am

    It is good that you are honoring and giving awards to great personalities ……. But i want to highlight a story of a young man who spend prime of his youth around 12 years(1995-2007) behind bars(jails) working for human rights violation in India(Punjab state/Chandigarh), his case was highlighted by Mr.Dan Burton(Indiana)in US congress(106 Report).This young man fully deserves your award. for more details pls contact immediately


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