Nobel Peace Prize Initiative

In an effort to publicly recognize the positive impact of human rights defenders, the three mandate holders on the situation of human rights defenders (Hina Jilani, Margaret Sekaggya and Michel Forst) have  led an initiative to propose the community of human rights defenders for the Nobel Peace Prize. As a result, in January 2018, the nomination was submitted to the Nobel Committee. It has been since backed by several States, civil society organisations and other actors. The Nobel Committee is currently reviewing the application.

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