Prize of Human Rights Martine Anstett - 2018 Prize

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Azza Soliman, winner of Martine Anstett Prize Award 2018

On March 9, 2018, at the opening ceremony of FIFDH, the International Film Festival on Human Rights in Geneva (Switzerland), Martine Anstett Prize Award was presented to Egyptian lawyer Azza Souliman, Human Rights defender, to honor her struggle against violence to women in her country. FIFDH 2018 edition was also dedicated to her.

Announcement of the laureate by Jules Vaillant-Anstett, Martine Anstett's son, at the ceremony .
Azza Soliman's response via a video broadcast during FIFDH opening ceremony.
The finalists

Every year, the Martine Anstett Prize recognizes a person who has distinguished by his or her commitment in favor of human rights. The Prize is awarded by the association created in the memory of the engagement – notably to the Office of the High-Commissioner for Human Rights and the OIF- of the late French lawyer Martine Anstett. The prize will be awarded on March 9th during the opening ceremony of the Festival.

This year, the Association of the Martine Anstett Prize for Human Rights received 26 applications – 15 women, 10 men and 1 association (not eligible) from 22 different countries.

The finalists are:

  • Mrs. Su Changlan (China)

  • Mrs. Asmaou Diallo (Guinea)

  • Mr. Cédric Herrou (France)

  • Mrs. Helena Moreno (Spain)

  • Mrs. Cristina Palabay (Philippines)

  • Mrs. Azza Soliman (Egypt)

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Call for applications

Each year on April 29, the anniversary of the death of Martine Anstett, the Association will give Martine Anstett Prize Award to a man or woman notably involved in the defense of the Human Rights.

The person honored, regardless of sex, age, religion or nationality, will be given the prize with a check for a minimum amount of 1,500 euros. The award should be considered by the laureate as a reward for the work already done but also as an encouragement to continue their efforts in favor of the human rights.

All details are on the site, "Martine Anstett Prize, Guidelines" item and "Martine Anstett Prize, Apply".


December 1, 2017 (midnight Paris time): closing day for applications.
March 9, 2018: notification and award ceremony of Martine Anstett Prize on the opening of the FIFDH in Geneva (International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights).


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