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TENTH AWARD – December 2018
  • Rebeca Gyumi (Tanzania)
  • Asma Jahangir (Pakistan, posthumously)
  • Joênia Wapichana (Brazil)
  • Front Line Defenders (Ireland)
NINTH AWARD – December 2013 – 65th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Biram Dah Abeid (Mauritania)
  • Hiljmnijeta Apuk (Kosovo*)
  • Liisa Kauppinen (Finland)
  • Khadija Ryadi (Morocco)
  • Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico (Mexico)
  • Malala Yousafzai (Pakistan)

*All reference to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population shall be understood in full compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.

EIGHTH AWARD – December 2008 – 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Louise Arbour (Canada)
  • Benazir Bhutto (Pakistan, posthumously)
  • Ramsey Clark (United States of America)
  • Carolyn Gomes (Jamaica)
  • Denis Mukwege (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Sister Dorothy Stang (Brazil, posthumously)
  • Human Rights Watch, International Non-governmental Organization.
SEVENTH AWARD – December 2003 – 55th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Enriqueta Estela Barnes de Carlotto (Argentina).
  • Deng Pufang (China)
  • The Family Protection Project Management Team (Jordan).
  • Shulamith Koenig (United States of America)
  • The Mano River Women’s Peace Network in West Africa (Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea)
  • Sergio Vieira de Mello (Brazil, posthumously)
SIXTH AWARD – December 1998 – 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Sunila Abeyesekera (Sri Lanka)
  • Angeline Acheng Atyam (Uganda)
  • Jimmy Carter (United States of America)
  • Jose Gregori (Brazil)
  • Anna Sabatova (Czechia)
  • A Prize was awarded in honor of Human Rights Defenders of the world.
FIFTH AWARD - December 1993- 45th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Hassib Ben Ammar (Tunisia)
  • Erica-Irene Daes (Greece)
  • James Grant (United States of America)
  • The International Commission of Jurists, International Non-governmental Organization.
  • The Medical Personnel of the Central Hospital of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Sonia Picado Sotela (Costa Rica)
  • Ganesh Man Singh (Nepal)
  • The Sudanese Women’s Union (Sudan)
  • Father Julio Tumiri Javier (Bolivia)
FOURTH AWARD - December 1988- 40th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Baba Murlidhar Devidas Amte (India)
  • John Humphrey (Canada)
  • Adam Lopatka (Poland)
  • Monsignor Leonidas Proaño (Ecuador)
  • Nelson Mandela (South Africa)
  • Winnie Mandela (South Africa)
THIRD AWARD - December 1978- 30th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Begum Ra’Ana Liaquat Ali Khan (Pakistan)
  • Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (Iran)
  • Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King (United States of America, posthumously)
  • Helen Suzman (South Africa)
  • The International Committee of the Red Cross, International Humanitarian Organization.
  • Amnesty International, International Non-governmental Organization.
  • Vicaria de la Solidaridad (Chile)
  • Union nationale des femmes de Tunisie (Tunisia)
SECOND AWARD - December 1973 - 25th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Taha Hussein (Egypt, posthumously)
  • C. Wilfred Jenks (United Kingdom, posthumously)
  • Maria Lavalle Urbina (Mexico)
  • Bishop Abel Muzorewa (Zimbabwe)
  • Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (Mauritius)
  • U Thant (Myanmar)
FIRST AWARD - December 1968 - 20th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Manuel Bianchi (Chile)
  • René Cassin (France)
  • Chief Albert Luthuli (South Africa, posthumously)
  • Mehranguiz Manoutchehrian (Iran)
  • Petr Emelyanovich Nedbailo (Ukraine)
  • Eleanor Roosevelt (United States of America, posthumously)