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The Franco-German Prize for Human Rights: the 2020 laureates

The Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law

The Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law, © Der Deutsch-Französische Preis für Menschenrechte und Rechtsstaatlichkeit.

10.12.2020 - Article

From gynaecological medical care for victims of ISIS to “Cartoons for Peace”: Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian are today honouring 15 individuals from around the world who have shown a special commitment to human rights.

Every year since 2016, to mark Human Rights Day, Germany and France have jointly presented the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law. Whether they be a human rights defender, a journalist or a lawyer: this award recognises the efforts of all those who work tirelessly every day to advance the causes of human rights and the rule of law.

This year’s prizewinners are:

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