“The Award is given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment to human rights and face great personal risk. The aim of the award is to provide protection through international recognition,” said an official Martin Ennals statement. Strongly supported by the City of Geneva, the Award is to be presented by the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights on Tuesday at the University of Geneva.
The Martin Ennals Laureate receives a minimum of 20,000 CHF.
“The money would be poured into further human rights causes, for those who defend the right to form NGOs, for researches into the matter and other human rights issues, and for people involved in human rights legal cases who need money for courts and lawyers,” Zaree previously told Egyptian Streets. The award also provides for personal protection and allowing work to continue.