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About the Prize

With the blessing of the Roosevelt family, in 2018 the Center for Human Rights established the annual Eleanor Roosevelt Prize for Global Human Rights Advancement to recognize persons and organizations having a positive, enduring, and global impact in advancing the principles set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which Eleanor Roosevelt championed.

Amnesty International

Protecting Human Rights Globally

CHR is pleased to honor Amnesty International, in its 60th anniversary year, for its steadfast and effective dedication to advancing human rights worldwide.

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NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Advancing Civil and Human Rights

In the 60th anniversary year of the 1961 Freedom Rides, CHR is pleased to honor the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) for its decades of brave and effective service as the “law firm to the Civil Rights Movement.”

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Thank You to Our Sponsor

The LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation, the not-for-profit entity established by LexisNexis Legal & Professional to further achieve its mission to advance the rule of law around the world, is the presenting sponsor of the 2021 Eleanor Roosevelt Prizes, celebrating these inspirational honorees for advancing human rights principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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