Each year we award a person or an organisation who struggle for human rights and democracy. We encourage everyone with an interest in or knowledge of human rights to make a nomination for the Rafto Prize. Annual deadline is 1 February.


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  • A candidate should be active in the struggle for the ideals and principles underlying the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • A candidate's struggle for human rights should represent a non-violent perspective.
  • A candidate may be a person or an organisation, and two or more candidates may share the prize.

How do I nominate?

Fill in the form above  by clicking the blue "make a nomination"-button and attach required documents.

For questions regarding nominations, please contact the Secretary of the Committee, Liv Unni Stuhaug, e-mail: livunni.stuhaug@rafto.no

Deadline for nominations: 1 February.

Who can nominate?

Anyone with an interest in and knowledge about human rights is welcome to nominate candidates. Candidates nominated by themselves or by their staff or by honorary officers will not be taken into consideration.

Who makes the decision?

Nominations for the Rafto Prize are received and evaluated by the Prize Committee. Recipient(s) are selected by the Board of Directors in August.


Liv Unni Stuhaug

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The Rafto Foundation, Project Coordinator Rafto Prize
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Phone:+47 48 15 33 09