North-South Prize for the Defense and Promotion of Human Rights 887 views

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The North-South Prize of the Council of Europe is awarded every year to 2 outstanding individuals, 1 from the North and 1 from the South, and preferably 1 a male and the other a female. The Prize recognises individuals who have distinguished themselves in the following areas: protection of human rights, defence of pluralist democracy, public awareness raising on issues of global interdependence and solidarity and in reinforcing the North-South partnership.

The Council of Europe is inviting nominations for the 2019 North-South Prize.


The Prize is an honorific prize, which will be awarded at an official ceremony in Lisbon, during the first half of 2020.


Eligible nominees are grass-roots activists or other personalities as well as organisations, who have distinguished themselves in the their commitment to the defence and promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law as well as to the development of intercultural dialogue and the reinforcement of the North-South partnership and solidarity.

Nominations may be submitted by organisations or individuals. In particular, the following are encouraged to do so: Member States of the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe; Member States of the Council of Europe; other North-South Centre stakeholders and partners; former winners of the North-South Prize; and international organisations.


Nominations are to be done online by 18 September 2019.

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