French Republic 2016 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize ( €70,000 Prize)

Application Deadline: 30th September 2016

Applications are now open for the 2016 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government.

This Prize, which was set up in 1988, is awarded in recognition and support for the completion of individual or collective projects carried out in the field, in France or abroad, regardless of nationality or borders, and linked to one of two possible themes.

1 – Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and individual candidates, regardless of nationality and borders, should present a field initiative or project to be implemented in France or abroad, on one of the two themes for 2016:

  • Theme 1: defending and protecting migrants.
    • Theme 2: representing and defending the rights of disabled people under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.


  • Five prize winners will be invited to Paris for the official ceremony.
  • They will receive a medal and share a total sum of €70,000, awarded by the Prime Minister.
  • Five runners-up will be awarded a special medal by the French ambassador in their country of origin.

Application Procedure

  •  Applications must comply with the prize regulations.
  • The prize regulations are available upon request. They can also be found on the CNCDH website: .
  • The application, which must be written in French, must include:
  1. A letter of application presented and signed by the president or legal representative of the NGO concerned, or by the individual candidate.
  2. The application form, which is attached to this call for applications and can be downloaded from the CNCDH website: .

This form presents the project objective and means of operation in detail. A precise budget must be given (preferably with equivalent values given in euros).

  1. A presentation of the NGO concerned (statutes, operations, etc.).
  2. The postal address and bank details of the NGO or the individual candidate.

Candidates must submit their complete application, before the deadline of 30 September 2016, to the Secretariat-General of the CNCDH:

Once the panel has announced the results, the 2016 Prize will be awarded in Paris by the Prime Minister, around 10 December 2016.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2016 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic.


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