The Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship is pleased to announce the International Human Rights Award to recognize the work of foreign institutions and/or individuals residing abroad in the promotion and protection of Human Rights.
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 award ceremony will be held, if possible, on 10 December, on the Human Rights Day, designated to commemorate the day in which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
- 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.
- In order to receive the Mignone Award, an invitation will be sent to the winning individual or to a representative of the winning organization to visit the Argentine Republic for a week. This includes economy class flight tickets from their place of residence, accommodation, and a per diem. During their visit to the city of Buenos Aires, the winner will take part in various meetings and activities with government institutions, human rights organizations, academic institutions, the press, etc. The schedule will be agreed upon with the winner based on their specific area of expertise.
The Argentine Republic invites 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 2022 Edition of the Emilio F. Mignone International Human Rights Award.
For more information, visit https://www.cancilleria.gob.ar/en/initiatives/emilio-f-mignone-internationl-human-rights-prize/international-human-rights-award