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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.

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci

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Advancing the Human Right to Health

The Center is pleased to honor Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, for his work in advancing the human right to health in the United States and around the globe, beginning with the HIV/AIDS pandemic, through the Ebola crisis and, today, the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Billie Jean King

Advancing Equality and Women's Empowerment

In this centennial year of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Center is pleased to honor Billie Jean King in celebration of her indispensable advocacy of women’s empowerment in pursuit of true equality for all human beings. (Photo Credit: KingEnterprises)

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Nasrin Sotoudeh

Advancing Human Rights in Iran and Inspiring Human Rights Defenders Worldwide

The Center is pleased to honor Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh, an Iranian human rights lawyer who was recently sentenced to more than 38 years’ imprisonment and 148 lashes because of her work defending women's rights and protesting against Iran’s forced veiling laws, for her stalwart courage and effectiveness in pursuit of a just rule of law in Iran.

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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 2020 Eleanor Roosevelt Prizes, celebrating these inspirational honorees for advancing human rights principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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