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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.

10.12.2021 - Article

Germany and France honour 15 people who have made outstanding contributions to the protection of human rights, campaigning for causes including women’s rights in Afghanistan, the freedom of the press in South Africa and children who are born as a result of rape in wartime.

On 10 December, international Human Rights Day, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and French Foreign Minister Jean‑Yves Le Drian present fifteen people with the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights. 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. It is presented decentralised by the French and German missions in various locations around the world.

The 2021 laureates:

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