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International Award for Human Rights "Emilio F. Mignone" -  2020 edition.

Post date: 10/08/2020

The Embassy of the Argentine Republic is pleased to inform that, since August 5, 2020, the call for applications for the International Emilio F. Mignone Award for Human Rights in its 2020 edition is open.

The Award was established in 2007 with the purpose of recognizing the work of institutions and/or foreigners residing abroad in the promotion and protection of Human Rights.

It is inspired by the figure and work of Emilio F. Mignone, who was one of the main human rights defenders in our country and a founding member of the Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS).

The purpose of the Prize is to contribute to the organization or person who is awarded to give visibility to the problems with which it works, to strengthen ties with civil society organizations in Argentina and to value its commitment with the promotion and defense of human rights in their country of origin.

The example of the tireless struggle of Argentina's human rights organizations, made up of victims, relatives and human rights defenders who sought to eradicate impunity for the serious crimes committed in our recent past, strengthening the process of Memory, Truth and Justice and thus strengthening democratic institutions, will be a guide in the choice of those who are awarded.


Submit an application

Applications will be received until October 31, 2020.

To submit an application, the institution or person should complete a form available at the following link:

Form to present a candidacy

The receipt of the proposal will be confirmed by email.

For inquiries you can write to premiomignone@cancilleria.gov.ar

This year, the delivery ceremony will be held virtually on December 10, 2020 (final date to be confirmed), due to the situation caused by the Covid19 pandemic.


Selection committee:

The proposals received will be examined by the Selection Committee made up of the Natioal Human Rights Secretariat of the Argentine Republic, the Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS), the Mignone Family and the Human Rights Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship.

The Selection Committee will choose three institutions or candidates and will raise the shortlist to the Minister of Foreign Relations, International Trade and Worship, who will choose the winner.



The Award will be presented in a ceremony chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship, with the presence of authorities from the Secretariat for Human Rights of the Argentine Republic, CELS and the Mignone family. Government authorities, members of human rights organizations, the diplomatic corps accredited in Argentina and the general public will participate in the ceremony.

The Mignone 2020 Award will consist of an invitation to the person or a representative of the awarded institution to visit the Republic of Argentina for a week.This includes airfare from their place of residence in economy class, hotel and per diem. During his/her visit to the city of Buenos Aires, the winner will have meetings and activities with government institutions, human rights organizations, academic institutions and the press, among others. The agenda will be agreed with the winner according to the specific theme to which it is dedicated. It should be noted that due to the situation caused by Covid19, the Prize will be effective when sanitary conditions allow it in the context of the pandemic.

The award ceremony will be held, if possible, on December 10 because it is Human Rights Day in commemoration of the approval by the United Nations General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The winner will receive a symbolic statuette, for its design an art contest will be held, for which the call will be informed shortly.