Call for Applications for the 2015 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic

This prize, created in 1988, is awarded for individual or collective action on the ground, irrespective of nationality or borders, undertaken in France or abroad, with respect to one of two themes, as chosen.

The French Republic’s 2015 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government, is now open for applications.

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This prize, created in 1988, is awarded for individual or collective action on the ground, irrespective of nationality or borders, undertaken in France or abroad, with respect to one of two themes, as chosen.

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), regardless of nationality and borders, should present an action carried out in the field or an implemented project, in France or abroad, on one of the two themes for 2015 :

  • Theme 1 : The dangers of Internet for human rights
  • Theme 2 : The environment and human rights

Five laureates will share the overall prize of €70,000 allotted by the Prime Minister.

The application must be written in French and include :

a) a letter of application presented and signed by the president or legal manager of the NGO concerned ;
b) a dossier presenting the goal and description of the operation or project submitted, in detail. It must include a precise budget (with an equivalent sum preferably in euros) ;
c) a presentation of the NGO concerned (statutes, operations, etc.) ;
d) the postal address and bank details of the NGO.

Candidates must send their complete application before the final date of receipt on 11 October 2015, to the Commission’s Secretariat (Secrétariat-Général de la Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’Homme, 35 rue Saint-Dominique, Paris 75007, France).
or by email to : michel.forst@cncdh.pm.gouv.fr AND cncdh@cncdh.pm.gouv.fr.

After the announcement of the results by the jury, the 2015 Prize will be presented by the Prime Minister in a formal ceremony in Paris around 10th December 2015.

Please consult the documents below :

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Call for Applications
(Word - 103.2 ko)
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reglement_prix_des_droits_de_lhomme.pdf
(PDF - 62.3 ko)

For more information, visit the CNCDH website.

Dernière modification : 12/10/2016

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