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THE RAFTO FOUNDATION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize

Each year we award the Rafto Prize to human rights defenders worldwide - a recognition to those who fight against oppression The Professor Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize for Human Rights (i.e. the Rafto Prize) has been awarded every year since 1987. The prize sheds light on human rights violations and gives recognition to human rights defenders who deserve the world's attention. There are no geographical or issue constraints regarding the individuals or organisations that may receive the prize. The Rafto Prize is announced at the end of September, and the Rafto Prize ceremony is held each November in Bergen, Norway. The Rafto Prize laureate receives a diploma and prize money of 20 000 USD.

SlName CountryFlagYearAwarded For
1Defence for Children International-PalestinePalestine2023a recognition to fight against oppression
2Nodjigoto Charbonnel and AJPNV (Association Jeunesse pour la Paix et la Non-violence)Chad2022a recognition to fight against oppression
3Human Rights Data Analysis GroupUSA2021a recognition to fight against oppression
4Egyptian Commission for Rights and FreedomsEgypt2020a recognition to fight against oppression
5Rouba MhaissenLebanon2019a recognition to fight against oppression
6Adam BodnarPoland2018a recognition to fight against oppression
7Parveena Ahanger and Parvez ImrozIndia2017a recognition to fight against oppression
8Yanar MohammedIraq2016a recognition to fight against oppression
9Ismael Moreno ("Padre Melo")Honduras2015a recognition to fight against oppression
10Agora - Pavel ChikovRussia2014a recognition to fight against oppression
11Bahrain Centre for Human RightsBahrain2013a recognition to fight against oppression
12Nnimmo BasseyNigeria2012a recognition to fight against oppression
13Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)Uganda2011a recognition to fight against oppression
14Bishop José Raúl Vera LópezMexico2010a recognition to fight against oppression
15Malahat NasibovaAzerbaijan2009a recognition to fight against oppression
16Pastor Bulambo Lembelembe JosuéCongo2008a recognition to fight against oppression
17National Campaign on Dalit Human RightsIndia2007a recognition to fight against oppression
18Thích Quảng ĐộVietnam2006a recognition to fight against oppression
19Lidia YusupovaRussia2005a recognition to fight against oppression
20Rebiya KadeerChina2004a recognition to fight against oppression
21Paulos TesfagiorgisEritrea2003a recognition to fight against oppression
22Sidi Mohammed DaddachWestern Sahara2002a recognition to fight against oppression
23Shirin EbadiIran2001a recognition to fight against oppression
24Kim Dae-jungSouth Korea2000a recognition to fight against oppression
25Gennady GrushevoyBelarus1999a recognition to fight against oppression
26ECPATThailand1998a recognition to fight against oppression
27The Romani people, represented by Ian HancockEngland1997a recognition to fight against oppression
28Palermo Anno UnoItaly1996a recognition to fight against oppression
29Union of the Committees of Soldiers' Mothers of RussiaRussia1995a recognition to fight against oppression
30Leyla ZanaTurkey1994a recognition to fight against oppression
31The people of East Timor, represented by José Ramos-HortaEast Timor1993a recognition to fight against oppression
32Preah Maha GhosanandaCambodia1992a recognition to fight against oppression
33Yelena BonnerSoviet Union1991a recognition to fight against oppression
34Aung San Suu KyiBurma1990a recognition to fight against oppression
35Doina CorneaRomania1989a recognition to fight against oppression
36FIDESZ (Peter Molnar)Hungary1989a recognition to fight against oppression
37Trivimi VellisteEstonian1988a recognition to fight against oppression
38Jiří HájekCzechoslovakia1987a recognition to fight against oppression

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize Laureates (2030 ~ 2021)

Nodjigoto Charbonnel

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2022

H R D A G

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2021

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize Laureates (2020 ~ 2011)

Rouba Mhaissen

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2019

Adam Bodnar

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2018

Parveena Ahanger & Parvez Imroz

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2017

Yanar Mohammed

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2016

Ismael Moreno ("Padre Melo")

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2015

Agora - Pavel Chikov

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2014

Bahrain Centre for Human Rights

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2013

Nnimmo Bassey

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2012

Sexual Minorities Uganda

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2011

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize Laureates (2010 ~ 2001)

José Raúl Vera López

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2010

Malahat Nasibova

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2009

Bulambo Lembelembe Josué

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2008

Thích Quảng Độ

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2006

Lidia Yusupova

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2005

Rebiya Kadeer

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2004

Paulos Tesfagiorgis

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2003

Sidi Mohammed Daddach

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2002

Shirin Ebadi

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2001

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize Laureates (2000 ~ 1987)

Kim Dae-jung

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 2000

Gennady Grushevoy

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 1999

E C P A T

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 1998

Ian Hancock

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 1997

Palermo Anno Uno

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 1996

Committees of Soldiers' Mothers of Russia

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 1995

Leyla Zana

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 1994

José Ramos-Horta

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 1993

Preah Maha Ghosananda

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 1992

Yelena Georgiyevna Bonner

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 1991

Aung San Suu Kyi

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 1990

Doina Cornea

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 1989

FIDESZ (Péter Molnár)

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 1988

Trivimi Velliste

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 1988

Jiří Hájek

Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 1987