2015 Laureate - Ahmed Mansoor - UAE
Ahmed Mansoor is one of the few voices within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who provides a credible independent assessment of human rights developments in the country.
Final Nominee - Robert Sann Aung - Myanmar
Robert Sann Aung is a prominent human rights lawyer from Myanmar. Throughout his career he has provided legal services, or just advice, often pro bono, to those whose rights have been affected.
Final Nominee - Asmaou Diallo - Guinea
Asmaou Diallo’s human rights work started following the events of 28 September 2009 when the Guinean military attacked peaceful demonstrators. Over 150 were killed, including her oldest son, and over 100 women raped.
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Ahmed Mansoor Selected as the 2015 Laureate Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders

Ahmed Mansoor was selected by a jury of 10 Global Human Rights organizations (See list below). The Award is given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment and face great personal risk. The aim of the award is to provide protection through international recognition. Strongly supported by the City of Geneva, the Award will be presented on Oct. 6th.


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The City of Geneva

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The Jury consists of 10
leading Human Rights NGO’s

The Panel of Regional NGOs support
the Jury with their in depth
Regional knowledge