Who are your human rights heroes?

Liberty is looking for nominations for its 2015 Human Rights Awards.

Here’s what you need to do by 5pm tonight:

We’re looking for the NGOs, the national campaigners, the local activists, the volunteers or professionals who are working on human rights issues – whether it be inspiring or organising, providing support or challenging misconceptions. Often individuals and organisations work tirelessly and with little recognition – this is our chance to thanks them for all they do, and shine a light on this crucial work.

Past award categories have included Human Rights Lawyer of the Year, Human Rights Young Person of the Year, and our ‘Close to Home’ award, which acknowledges those who battle for the rights and freedoms of their own families, streets and communities. These categories are not fixed so please nominate anyone you believe deserves recognition for their work to protect, promote or broaden understanding of human rights.

Who is eligible?

  • Anyone who has made a significant contribution to the promotion or protection of human rights in the UK over the last year.

How do I nominate?

  • Nominations should be emailed to [email protected] by 5pm on Friday 17 July 2015.

  • Nominations should include the full name and contact details of both the nominee and the nominator and be supported by a brief statement (of no more than 500 words) explaining why you think your nominee deserves an award.

  • Please note that all nominations will be judged on their individual merit, and multiple nominations for candidates will not increase their chance of consideration.

  • Please confirm the age of anyone you wish to nominate for our Young Person’s Award.

  • Nominations may be made by any organisation, group or individual. Self-nomination is not permitted.

Who would you like to nominate? Do it in your lunch break.

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  • Jayne Mansfield 17th Jul '15 - 11:55am

    I dislike these awards. So many people who are equally worthy get missed out.

    My own human right heroes are people that I have met in their own countries. They often face life imprisonment or death for what they do.

  • James Sandbach 17th Jul '15 - 12:17pm

    Someone should nominate Norman Lamb for his work on Mental Health – perhaps LDV should nominate Norman!

  • jedibeeftrix 17th Jul '15 - 6:00pm

    The Barons
    The peasants (revolt)
    King Willy

  • Richard Underhill 17th Jul '15 - 6:17pm

    Missed the deadline, but Roy Jenkins actually wanted to be Home Secretary in order to push through a liberalising agenda. Young MPs stayed up late to back him. Abolition of what used to be called capital punishment (legalised murder) free votes and lots of parliamentary time for a Liberal then known as The Boy David who wanted to end the horror of backstreet abortions. The list goes on. The reforms have lasted.

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