Human Rights Prize of the French Republic - 2019

Applications are open for the 2019 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic. Applications should be completed before the deadline of 14th October 2019.

This prize has been awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government since 1988, in recognition and support for the completion of individual or collective projects to promote and protect human rights.

The 2019 themes

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individual candidates, regardless of nationality or borders, should present an application on one of the two themes for 2019:

  1. Young human rights defenders : someone aged under 18
  2. The duty of brotherhood : projects seeking to address humanitarian needs, providing relief and assistance to people in need, include advocacy initiatives and rejecting discriminatory attitudes.

The application

The application, which must be written in French, must include:

  • A letter of application presented and signed by the president or legal representative of the NGO concerned, or by the individual candidate.
  • The application form, which is attached to this call for applications.
  • A presentation of the NGO concerned (statutes, operations, etc.), where appropriate.
  • The postal address and bank details of the NGO or the individual candidate.

Candidates must submit their complete application, before the deadline of 14 October 2019, to the Secretariat-General of the Commission:

  • TSA 40 720 – 20 avenue de Ségur, 75007 PARIS – France
  • or by email to:

The complete call for proposals in English can be downloaded below :
Call for application

Download the application form

Five prize winners will be invited to Paris

Once the panel has announced the results, the 2019 Prize will be awarded in Paris by the Prime Minister or a French minister, around the 10th of December 2019.

The five prize winners will be invited to Paris for the official ceremony. They will each receive a medal and share a total sum of €70,000, awarded by the CNCDH and to be used to implement their projects.

More details and info to apply

The prize regulations can be found on the CNCDH website.

Dernière modification : 10/09/2019

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