Human Rights First Calls for Nominations for 25th Annual Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award

Washington, D.C. Human Rights First is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty which recognizes an individual or organization who demonstrates exceptional commitment to advancing human rights.

Named in honor of the principal founder of the American Civil Liberties Union and the International League for Human Rights, The Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award was established in 1989 and is presented in alternating years by Human Rights First (awarded to international human rights advocates) and the ACLU (awarded to advocates in the United States). This year marks the 25th anniversary of the award. More information on the award and past awardees can be found here.

The 2014 award will go to an individual or organization that has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to human rights advocacy in areas such as human trafficking, religious freedom, LGBT rights, refugee protection, and defense of civil society, among others. The winner will be selected by a distinguished jury and will receive a $25,000 prize.  The award will be presented at a ceremony during Human Rights First’s annual Human Rights Summit in Washington, D.C. in December 2014.

Please click here for the nomination form. Nominations are due on March 15, 2014.

Some criteria to consider and include when nominating an organization or individual:

  • The nominee’s work is unique or particularly distinctive;
  • The nominee’s work has been effective in advancing human rights in a country other than the United States;
  • The nominee faces risk or insecurity as a result of his/her work; and
  • The nominee would benefit significantly from receiving the Baldwin award, either financially or as a result of publicity, in the form of enhanced protection, or in any other way

Published on February 11, 2014


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