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Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Award

Nominations are now open for the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Award, recognizing an individual who has made and/or continues to make a meaningful contribution to advancing and furthering human rights in Newfoundland and Labrador.

“The motivation for the Human Rights Award was to recognize human rights pioneers and leaders who have worked tirelessly to promote and build the human rights agenda in Newfoundland and Labrador. These exemplary individuals live in our communities and rarely take credit for the amazing work they do in assisting individuals to live with dignity and rights. They are modest and humble, but also courageous and outspoken in standing up for the rights of those who are deprived of their voices. They give shelter to people in need, challenge our laws when they are behind the times, propose new policies, but also hold our society’s institutions and leaders to account.”

– Remzi Cej, Former Chair of the NL Human Rights Commission, December 2015

Deadline for nominations is October 31st, 2019. The Award will be presented on Thursday, December 5th, 2019, in celebration of International Human Rights Day, at Government House in St. John’s, NL.

If you would like to complete the nomination form in an alternative format, such as an interview, or have questions about the nomination process, please contact the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission. Documents are available in alternate format upon request.