Netherlands Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Call for nominations Human Rights Defenders Tulip

The Dutch Government’s human rights award, the Human Rights Defenders Tulip has since 2008 been presented to an individual who has shown exceptional courage in protecting and promoting the rights of fellow human beings. The organizers are now taking nominations for the 2012 Human Rights Defenders Tulip. Anyone is welcome to put forward a candidate between now and 15 June.

Nominees can be from any country and anyone can make a nomination. Nominees should be individuals (not organizations), whose daily work involves the promotion or protection of human rights by peaceful means. They should be individuals who have faced or are at risk of facing negative, personal consequences because of their human rights work. They are individuals who could benefit from the recognition and visibility of winning the prize.

The winner receives a bronze statuette. In addition, the winner may submit a project proposal for possible funding for his or her work as a human rights defender. In addition, the winner is given the opportunity to meet with relevant stakeholders in Europe.
An independent jury selects the winner. The Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs presents the Human Rights Defenders Tulip award in December 2012
More information on the award, the nomination procedures and nomination form can be found on the website.