14 October 2019.


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2019 Human Rights Prize of the French Republic

Applications are now open for the 2019 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize of the French Republic, awarded by the Prime Minister of the French Government.

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This Prize, created 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, to promote and protect human rights.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Human rights.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

  • One day.

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

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

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

Theme 1: young human rights defenders

A young human rights defender is someone aged under 18 (pursuant to Article 1 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child). The situation of young defenders, who face a growing number of attacks and threats around the world, has been highlighted by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.
The Human Rights Prize will reward and honor the actions of one or several young defenders.

The duty of brotherhood:

Because the principle of brotherhood is based on the idea of human dignity, it means acting with solidarity, respect for others, tolerance, and goodwill. It means rejecting discriminatory attitudes

  • The winner must be part of a logic of effective protection and promotion of human rights, as well as in the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the World Conference on Human Rights.

Opportunity Cost


  • The 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 CNCDH and to be used to implement their projects.
  • Five runners-up will be awarded a “special mention” medal by the French ambassador in their country of origin.

How to Apply

First Step: 

  1. Non-governmental organizations or individual candidates must submit to the Secretary-General of the CNCDH an application file presenting their actions, carried out in France or abroad, to promote or protect human rights.
  2. This file must also include a presentation of the project they wish to implement, as well as a financial evaluation of the project. Finally, the application letter must be written in French.

Second Step:

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: HERE.
  3. A presentation of the NGO concerned (statutes, operations, etc.), where appropriate.
  4. The postal address and bank details of the NGO or the individual candidate.

Third Step:

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:

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mariam Mohamed Kamal / Egypt

Reviewed by “ Belkis Ghedir / Tunisia
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MARJ3 Scholarships team