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Call for nominations: Human Rights Defenders Tulip 2009

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2009 Human Rights Defenders Tulip award. Established in 2008, the Human Rights Defenders Tulip Award is an initiative of the Dutch government, to acknowledge “persons who have shown exceptional moral courage in protecting and promoting the rights of fellow human beings.”

The award, will be presented by the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs on 9 November 2009. The winner receives an individual cash award of EUR 10,000 plus the opportunity to submit a project proposal to the value of up to EUR 100,000, to be used to intensify his or her human rights work.

The winner of the award is chosen by an independent jury. Nominations must be received by 23 August 2009. For more information, and to nominate a candidate for the human rights defenders award see:www.humanrightstulip.org

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