Human Rights Defenders Tulip 2012 awarded to Indian campaigner

The independent jury for the Dutch Human Rights Defenders Tulip has awarded the 2012 Tulip to Marimuthu Barathan (51) from India. It will be presented in The Hague on 9 January 2013.

The jury praised Mr Barathan as a ‘tireless campaigner for better living and working conditions for the Dalits in India’.

The Human Rights Defenders Tulip, which is being awarded for the fifth time, comprises a statuette and €100,000 for a project to be decided on in consultation with the recipient.