The Human Rights Tulip is an award presented by the Dutch government for courageous human rights defenders who promote and support human rights in innovative ways. Please see www.humanrightstulip.nl for further information on the award.
You can nominate organisations and individuals who you consider worthy of this award.
Those eligible are human rights defenders who:
universality of human rights
as defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)
Defend a human right
as defined in the UDHR
Work to defend human rights in a
Please note that no human rights defenders will be considered who are deceased or inactive at the time of nomination.
Nominations can be submitted by filling in the nomination form that can be found here. All nominations must be submitted before 27 July 2021. No self-nominations will be accepted, nominations have to be made by a third party. Applications must be done via this form which is encrypted and measures relating to security and confidentiality of the information provided have been taken.
Please provide two references (known/respected persons or organisations - not from the same organisation) in support of your nomination whom we could contact for additional information (question 15 below). You can find answers to your questions on the nomination and selection procedure on the website www.humanrightstulip.nl
Only shortlisted nominees will be contacted. The names and profiles of the finalists will be announced on our website. The winner of the Human Rights Tulip will be invited to participate in several public events, including the award ceremony in the Netherlands in December 2021.
Please be aware that the process of selecting the winner of the Human Rights Tulip involves public visibility. This may, in certain cases, increase the risks the nominee faces. We therefore strongly urge you to take account of potential adverse impacts on the nominee’s safety and to discuss these potential impacts with the nominee.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will process personal data in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation. The data provided will only be used for the nomination and selection procedure of the Human Rights Tulip. All the data provided will be deleted within 12 weeks after the Human Rights Tulip has been awarded.