The Emilio F. Mignone International Human Rights Award recognizes the work of foreign institutions and individuals abroad in the promotion and protection of Human Rights. It was established in 2007 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, inspired by the life and work of Emilio F. Mignone, one of the main advocates of human rights in Argentina. It seeks to help organizations and individuals raise awareness of the human rights issues in their country of origin and strengthen the bonds with Argentine civil society organizations.
The nominations can be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until 25th October 2021 at the following address:
The winner will be chosen by the Minister of Foreign Affairs from a list of three candidates preselected by the Selection Committee made up of the Argentine Secretariat for Human Rights; the Centre for Legal and Social Studies (CELS); the Directorate for Human Rights of the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship; and the Mignone family. In addition to the award, the winner will receive a reproduction of an artistic piece of a renowned argentine plastic artist, León Ferrari.
If the pandemic situation allows it, the award ceremony will be held, on 9th December 2021, in Argentina, in the framework of the Human Rights Day that is celebrated on 10th December. The winning individual or the representative of the winning organization will be invited to visit Argentina for a week. The invitation covers economy class flight tickets from the winner´s place of residence, accommodation, and a per diem. During the visit to the city of Buenos Aires, the winner will take part in various meetings and activities with government institutions, human rights organizations, academic institutions and the press, among others. The schedule will be agreed upon with the winner based on their specific area of expertise.
For more information about the Emilio F. Mignone International Human Rights Award, please consult the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina mentioned above. Alternatively, you can submit an inquiry to the following address: