The Prague-based NGO People in Need is seeking nominations for its annual Homo Homini award in recognition of courageous individuals dedicated to the promotion of human rights, democracy and non-violent solutions to political conflicts.
The award will be presented at the opening ceremony of the One World film festival in Prague in March 2013.
Last year’s award veered slightly from the normal criteria to recognize the underground medical network Doctors Coordinate of Damascus.
Homo Homini past recipients: 2010 – Uzbek Kyrgyzstani political activist Azimjan Askarov (above); 2009 – Iranian student leaders Majid Tavakoli and Abdollah Momeni;2008 – imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo; 2007 – Burmese democracy activists Su Su Nway, Phyu Phyu Thin, Nilar Thein; 2006 - Svetlana Gannushkina; 2005 – Ales Bialacki and the Belarussian human rights group Viasna; 2004 - Gheorghe Briceag (right), a former prisoner of the Soviet Gulag and a life-long Moldovan rights activist; 2003 - Natasia Kandic, the founder of the Belgrade Center for Humanitarian Law; 2002 – Vietnamese dissidents Thich Huyen Quang, Thich Quang Do and Nguyen Van Ly; 2001 - South African AIDS activist Zackie Achmat; 2000 – Min Ko Nain, Burmese student leader and political prisoner; 1999 – Cuban dissident, Oswaldo Payá Sardinas; 1998 – Ibrahim Rugova, leader of the Democratic League of Kosovo; 1997 - Szetó Wah, Hong Kong-based rights advocate; 1994 - Sergej Kovaljov, Russian defender of human rights and critic of the war in Chechnya.
Send nominations by November 30 to: firstname.lastname@example.org