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The Geneva Centre Presents HRRA 2024: Elevating Human Rights from Individuals to Institutions

Prepare to embark on a journey of recognition and celebration as the Geneva Centre proudly unveils the Human Rights Recognition Awards (HRRA) 2024, under the theme ‘Expanding Horizons from Individuals to Institutions’.

This year’s HRRA marks a journey of transformation. The Geneva Centre is reshaping norms by expanding the focus of the HRRA awards beyond individuals to recognize the vital contributions of institutions. This expansion reflects our commitment to acknowledging the collective efforts driving human rights advancements globally.

Come alongside us as we pay tribute to the advocates leading the charge for profound change in the realm of human rights.


  1. Institutional Impact and Sustainability: Recognize the collaborative efforts of institutions and NGOs in achieving sustainable human rights advancements.
  2. Strengthening Human Rights Infrastructure: Highlight the vital role of these entities in advocacy, education, and supporting vulnerable populations.
  3. Diverse Contributions: Showcase the innovative approaches undertaken by different entities in the field of human rights.

Key Perspectives of the Transition

  1. Institutional Impact and Sustainability: Evaluating the enduring impact and effectiveness of initiatives.
  2. Strengthening Human Rights Infrastructure: Emphasizing contributions to advocacy and support initiatives.
  3. Diverse Contributions: Spotlighting the multifaceted nature of human rights work.

Awards Criteria

Nominees will be evaluated based on impact, collaboration, and transparency. We’re seeking entities with a proven track record of driving meaningful change in the last five years.

Nomination Process

  1. Eligibility Criteria: Open to organizations engaged in human rights advocacy.
  2. Call for Nominations: Submit via our website or through partner organizations.
  3. Submission Requirements: Complete the official nomination form and provide supporting documentation.
  4. Review and Shortlisting: A selection committee will evaluate nominations based on impact and innovation.

Selection and Notification

Winners will be notified and publicly announced on our website and social media platforms.

Awards Presentation

Join us for an inspiring ceremony as we honor the remarkable achievements of our awardees on International Human Rights Day. This year, the prestigious event will take place on Tuesday, December 10th, 2024. Stay tuned for more details about the Awards Ceremony, which we will be sharing soon.

HRRA 2024 is a testament to our commitment to the universal human rights.

Key Dates

  • Application Deadline : 1st November 2024
  • Selection of Nominees: November 2024
  • Finalists Announced: 2nd December 2024
  • Awards Ceremony: 10th December 2024

Apply Now

We passionately call upon all eligible entities dedicated to the noble cause of human rights advocacy to seize this unparalleled opportunity and submit your nominations without delay.

Download the nomination form, complete it thoroughly, and submit it with the required documents to this email

We look forward to honoring your contributions.

Download the Nomination Form here.

Read the Concept Note here.

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