As part of activities slated for the 2019 Human Rights Summit, the National Human Rights Commission is presenting Human Rights Awards to individuals, Federal/State agencies and Corporate Institutions

  1. Members of the public are hereby invited to nominate persons, MDAs and corporate institutions that merit the award bearing in mind the underlisted criteria.

CRITERIA FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD

  • The impact of the nominee’s work or contribution in improving the understanding and respect for human rights;
  • The impact of the nominee’s contribution in eliminating social injustice, discriminatory attitudes and practices;
  • The impact of the nominee’s work in promoting, protecting, defending, monitoring and reporting human rights abuse/violations;
  • The impact of the nominee’s work in creating an enabling environment conducive to the enjoyment of human rights and sustainable development;
  • The amount of energy, industry, time and resources spent by the nominee in the promotion and protection of human rights in the country;
  • The risk of negative consequences faced by the nominee in the cause of his or her work;
  • The extent to which the approach employed in the work of the nominee is responsive to the needs and rights of the people; and
  • The impact of the nominee’s work in addressing human rights violations in the society.