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Emilio F. Mignone International Human Rights Prize - 2020 Call for Nominations

We are pleased to announce that the Argentine Republic is inviting foreign institutions and/or individuals residing abroad that are engaged in the promotion and protection of Human Rights in their respective countries to submit nominations for the 2020 Edition of the Emilio F. Mignone International Human Rights Award.

 

THE AWARD

 

The Emilio F. Mignone International Human Rights Award was established in 2007 by the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship to recognize the work of foreign institutions and/or individuals residing abroad in the promotion and protection of Human Rights.

 

The award is inspired by the life and work of Emilio F. Mignone, one of the main advocates of human rights in our country and a founding member of the Centre for Legal and Social Studies (CELS).

 

The award seeks to help the winning organization or individual to raise awareness of the issues on which they work, strengthen the bonds with Argentine civil society organizations, and show appreciation for their commitment to the promotion and defense of human rights in their country of origin.

 

The selection process is guided by the example set by the tireless fight of Argentine human rights organizations, made up of victims, relatives and human rights advocates who have sought to eradicate impunity for the serious crimes committed in Argentina’s recent past, thereby consolidating the process of Memory, Truth and Justice, and strengthening democratic institutions.

 

NOMINATIONS

 

Nominations will be admitted until 31 October 2020.

 

If you have any questions or wish to submit additional information, please contact premiomignone@cancilleria.gov.ar

 

As a result of the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s ceremony will be held online on 10 December 2020.

 

For more information or to present a nomination, you may go to the following webpage: https://cancilleria.gob.ar/en/initiatives/emilio-f-mignone-internationl-human-rights-prize

 

 

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