Nederlands consulaat-generaal in St. Petersburg, Rusland

Nominations opened for 2016 Human Rights Tulip

Nominations for the 2016 Human Rights Tulip, the Dutch government’s human rights award, are open until June 5. Anyone can nominate a candidate.

The Human Rights Tulip is awarded annually to organisations or individuals that promote human rights in innovative ways. The aim is to put their valuable work in the public spotlight. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs works with the NGO Justice and Peace to select and support the winner.

Foreign minister Bert Koenders will present the prize and the bronze tulip-shaped statue to the winner around 10 December 2016, International Human Rights Day. The prize money is €100,000. It enables the winner to further develop or expand the scale of their human rights work, benefiting more people, in as many places as possible.

Please visit www.humanrightstulip.nl for more information and to nominate a candidate.