Human Rights Friendly Award


In commemoration of its 10th Anniversary, International Solidarity for Human Rights (ISHR) is pleased to announce the creation of its:

“Human Rights Friendly Award” in the Field of Human Rights Education

To be presented in the following categories:

  • Human Rights Friendly Country
  • Human Rights Friendly Corporation
  • Human Rights Friendly Jurisdiction
  • Human Rights Friendly Educational Institution
  • Human Rights Friendly Individual

These awards were created “to uphold the merits of those who have made outstanding contributions in the promotion of Human Rights Education, in accordance with the principles embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” The Award ceremony will take place, every two years, on December 10th, which the UN has designated as Human Rights Day. Not all categories may be included each time.

On December 10th, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Subsequent to this historic act, the Assembly called upon all Member Countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded, principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories.”

The Award Ceremony:

ISHR’s 10th anniversary coincides with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ 70th anniversary, and on that day –Monday, December 10th, 2018-, the “Human Rights Friendly Award” will be presented to those selected for each category. In addition to the Award,

Recipients will have the right to display the “Human Rights Friendly Seal” in their communications with the public, subject to annual renewal after the first two- year period.

The Recipients:

This year, the Award recipients will be selected by ISHR’s Board of Directors. They will have an outstanding record in Human Rights Education, particularly in the areas indicated separately for each award category in the attached “Parameters for the Selection of Human Rights Friendly Awards.” ISHR’s Board members cannot be nominated for the award.

The “Human Rights Friendly Award”

The award consists of the platinum-plated sculpture of a child, bearing ISHR’s seal engraved with the corresponding recognition of the winner’s category. They will be produced and donated by Spanish artist dEmo (Eladio De Mora). This award is non-monetary in nature. All categories will receive the same award.

The “Human Rights Friendly Seal:

Award recipients will also be granted to use the Human Rights Friendly Seal in their communications with the public from the date their “Human Rights Friendly Award” is granted until December 10th of the following year, subject to annual renovation as per ISHR’s guidelines.

Deadline for Submissions:

Nominators and nominees are asked to please send a description of their ongoing and future plans and accomplishments to ISHR by regular mail or email by September 30, 2018.


The recipients are expected to travel to the U.S. to receive the Award at the ceremony in their honor.