Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty
The Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty was established in 1989 in honor of the principal founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the International League for Human Rights. The Award is presented by Human Rights First every other year to a human rights organization or activist outside of the United States that has made a distinguished contribution to the protection and promotion of human rights.
Criteria upon which the Baldwin Medal is awarded include distinctiveness and effectiveness of the nominee’s human rights advocacy and the degree to which the nominee faces risk as a result of their work. The Awardee receives a trip to the United States to engage in advocacy and US$25,000.
Roger N. Baldwin was a founding figure in the international human rights movement. For more information on his life and work, please click here.
Human Rights First is currently accepting nominations of human rights organizations and individuals for the 2016 Baldwin Medal of Liberty.
Previous Recipients of the Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty include:
|2014||Kholoud Saber Barakat||Egyptian activist|
|2012||Bahrain Center for Human Rights (Bahrain)|
|2010||Jesús Tecú Osorio||Rabinal’s Community Legal Aid Clinic, Association for the Integral Development of the Victims of Violence, Maya-Achí (ADIVIMA), New Hope Foundation|
|2008||Hawa Aden Mohamed||Galkayo Education Center for Peace and Development (GECPD) (Somalia)|
|2007||Ivan Cepeda Castro||National Movement for Victims of State Crimes (Colombia)|
|2004||Amigo Ngonde Funsu||ASADHO (Democratic Republic of Congo)|
|2002||Dr. Thierno Sow||Guinean Organization for Human Rights (Guinea)|
|1998||Kek Galabru, Thun Saray||LICADHO, ADHOC (Cambodia)|
|1996||Carlos Beas Torres||Union of Indigenous Communities of the Northern Zone of the Isthmus (Mexico)|
|1994||Yavuz Onin||Human Rights Foundation of Turkey (Turkey)|
|1992||Hakim Nusantara||Legal Aid Institute – LBH (Indonesia)|
|1990||Olisa Ogbakoba||Nigeria Civil Liberties Organization (Nigeria)|