Liberty Human Rights Awards 2013 - Call for nominations...

06 September 2013

Is there someone that you think deserves special recognition for their work on behalf of human rights issues? If so, Liberty would like to hear from you.

The Liberty Human Rights Awards offers a unique opportunity to honour the work of individuals and organisations in the UK who have dedicated themselves to protecting and promoting the rights of others.

We are now opening nominations for our 2013 awards, so this is your chance to put forward any group, organisation or individual that you think deserves acknowledgement for their contributions to human rights.

This could be a campaign group, NGO or individual campaigner working on a local or national scale – or a professional who has consistently provided essential support, information or inspiration on a human rights issue.

We welcome nominations for people from all spheres of law, politics, campaigning and journalism, as well as any group or individual that you think has made a significant contribution to protecting or furthering human rights.

Past award categories have included Human Rights Young Person of the Year, Human Rights Lawyer of the Year and our ‘Close to Home’ award acknowledging those who battle for the rights and freedoms of their own families, streets and communities. These categories are not fixed so please do nominate anyone you think deserves recognition for their work fighting to protect, promote, and broaden respect for, and understanding of, human rights.

We look forward to receiving and reading your nominations.

Who is eligible?

  • Anyone who has made a significant contribution to the promotion or protection of human rights in the UK over the last year.

How do I nominate?

  • Nominations should be emailed to by 5pm on Friday 27th September 2013.

  • Nominations should include the full name and contact details of both the nominee and the nominator and be supported by a statement explaining why you think your nominee deserves an award.

  • Please note that all nominations will be judged on their individual merit, and multiple nominations for candidates will not increase their chance of consideration.

  • Please confirm the age of anyone you wish to nominate for our Young Person’s Award.

  • Nominations may be made by any organisation, group or individual. Self-nomination is not permitted.