The final 3 candidates for the Human Rights Tulip 2017
The final 3 candidates for the Human Rights Tulip 2017 have been selected. The final winner will be elected by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The three public favorites after voting are: Mirza Shahzad Akbar from Pakistan, Wang Quanzhang from China and Graciela Pérez Rodriguez from Mexico. More than 22.000 votes were cast.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs will choose the final winner. He or she will be awarded on the 8th December, around International Human Rights Day.
The winner of the Human Rights Tulip will be awarded the tulip-shaped bronze statuette. Furthermore, the winner will receive extensive training and support worth €25,000,-. On top of this, a prize of €75.000 will be given to the winner to further develop or expand the scale of the human rights defender's work for human rights. In this way the prize benefits more people in more places.