2015 Alkarama Award for Human Rights Defenders: Call for Nominations Now Open

The Call for Nominations for the 2015 Alkarama Award for Human Rights Defenders is now open.

To nominate your human rights defender/organisation for the 2015 Award, please fill in the form available here before 7 September.

The Alkarama Award is a prize presented every year to an individual or an organisation that has contributed significantly to the promotion and protection of human rights in the Arab world. The prize giving ceremony will be held in Geneva in December 2015 around Human Rights Day (10 December).

Past recipients include Shireen Issawi (Palestine, 2014), Abdulelah Haider Shaye (Yemen, 2013), Dr Saud Al Hashimi & Dr Mohamed Al Roken (Saudi Arabia & United Arab Emirates, 2012), Aida Seif Al Dawla & Said bin Zair (Egypt & Saudi Arabia, 2011), Haithem Al Maleh (Syria, 2010), and Ali Yahia Abdennour (Algeria, 2009).

The laureate(s) will be announced in October.

For more information, please contact us at award@alkarama.org (Dir: +41 22 734 10 08)