2013 HUMAN RIGHTS PRIZE OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC -CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

2013 HUMAN RIGHTS PRIZE OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC

FRENCH NATIONAL CONSULTATIVE COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The French Republic’s 2013 “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” Human Rights Prize, presented by the Prime Minister of the French Government, is now open for applications.

This prize, created in 1988, is awarded for individual or collective action on the ground, irrespective of nationality or borders, undertaken in France or abroad, with respect to one of two themes.

1 - Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), regardless of nationality and borders, should present en effort made in the field or an implemented project, in France or abroad, on one of the two themes for 2013:

Theme 1: Assisting and handling of internally displaced persons (IDPs)

In many countries, national NGOs, peasant organizations and local women’s organizations, which are often on the front line for health, shelter and schooling issues, support internally displaced persons by offering them social, humanitarian and sometimes legal assistance. The French Republic’s Human Rights Prize thus aims to recognize and welcome the leading role played by civil society in supporting and assisting these victims.

Theme 2: Protection of human rights in places of detention

The real situation of detained persons in France, Europe and worldwide is often the subject of damning observations. It concerns administrative and judicial detention as well as confinement in public or private places of persons suffering from mental disorders or pathologies. In this respect, the issue of female prisoners requires particular attention
National organizations have been created around the world to publicize the situation of detained persons whose rights are flouted. The Prize could reward this necessary informative work, as well as any effort seeking to promote or defend the rights of persons in detention centres, such as actions to mobilize public opinion or to assist detained persons in the framework of – or alongside – legal proceedings.

2 - Five laureates will share the overall prize of €70,000 allotted by the Prime Minister.
A “special mention” will be conferred on the five runners-up. Applications must comply with the Prize regulations.
The prize regulations are available upon request, and can also be found on-line at www.cncdh.fr

3 - The application must be written in French and include:

  • a letter of application presented and signed by the president or legal manager of the NGO concerned;
  • a dossier presenting the goal and description of the operation or project submitted, in detail. It must include a precise budget (with an equivalent sum shown preferably in euros);
  • a presentation of the NGO concerned (statutes, operations, etc.);
  • the postal address and bank details of the NGO.

Candidates must send their complete application without fail, before the final date of submission on 9 September 2013, to the Secretariat-General de la Commission (35, rue Saint-Dominique - 75007 Paris - France).
or by email to: michel.forst@cncdh.pm.gouv.frAND cncdh@cncdh.pm.gouv.fr

4 - Following the announcement of the results by the jury, the 2013 Prize will be solemnly awarded in Paris by the Prime Minister, around 10 December 2013.

Please contact the French Embassy in Myanmar for any further question regarding the conceptualization and the practical realization of the application.
Contacts : Mr. Olivier Lacroix, Conseiller de Coopération culturelle, olivierlacroix2000@yahoo.fr ; Mr. Etienne Quillet, etiennequillet@gmail.com

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