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Award Ceremonies

2017 Award Ceremony

In one of the most moving presentation ceremonies the City of Nuremberg honoured "Group Caesar" for its courage in bringing the systematic torture and mass murders in Syria to the attention of the world public. The award ceremony took place on Sunday, 24 September 2017.


2015 Award Ceremony

The 11th presentation of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award took place on September 27, 2015 in Nuremberg Opera House. The Award honoured Amirul Haque Amin for his struggle for better working conditions in the garment manufacturing industry.

2013 Award Ceremony

In a motively award ceremony Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera received the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award on September 29, 2013 in Nuremberg Opera House.

2011 Award Ceremony

The ninth presentation of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award took place on September 25, 2011 in Nuremberg Opera House. Award winner Hollman Morris described in his speech the inhumane situation in Latin America.

2009 Award Ceremony

For the first time the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award was awarded in absence of the prize winner. Award Winner Abdolfattah Soltani was seized by the Iranian authorities at Tehran airport.

2007 Award Ceremony

The 7th presentation of the Nuremberg International Human Rights Award was held on September 30, 2007 in Nuremberg Opera House. The award honoured Eugénie Musayidire from Rwanda.

2005 Award Ceremony

The 6th presentation of the 2005 Nuremberg International Human Rights Award was held on September 25 in Nuremberg Opera House. The prizewinner was the russian activist Tamara Chikunova.

2003 Award Ceremony

The 5th presentation of the 2003 Nuremberg International Human Rights Award was held on September 14, 2003 in Nuremberg Opera House. Bruno Schnell, editor and publisher of the Nürnberger Nachrichten and Nürnberger Zeitung donated the award money.

2001 Award Ceremony

The 4th presentation of the 2001 Nuremberg International Human Rights Award was held on September 16, 2001 in Nuremberg Opera House. The award winner was Bischop Samuel Ruíz García. Laudator was Adolfo Pérez Esquivel.

1999 Award Ceremony

The 3rd presentation of the 1999 Nuremberg International Human Rights Award was held on September 26, 1999 in Nuremberg Opera House. Ms Fatimata M'Baye was awarded this prize in recognition of her fight against discrimination of black African ethnic groups.

1997 Award Ceremony

The 2nd Award Ceremony took place on September 28th, 1997 in Nuremberg Opera House. The Award Money was donated by pop star Billy Joel. The award honoured Abe J. Nathan and Khémaïs Chammari for their peace activities in the Middle East.

1995 Award Ceremony

The Nuremberg Human Rights Award was presented for the first time on September 17, 1995. The Russian citizens' rights activist Sergej Kovalev was awarded by this prize.

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