Accepting nominations for the 2013 ALBA/Puffin Award

September 17, 2012
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ALBA is now accepting nominations for the 2013 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism.

About the Award

The ALBA-Puffin International Award for Human Rights Activism is granted on an annual basis to individuals or organizations whose work has had an exceptionally positive impact on the advancement and/or defense of human rights. The Award was established in 2011 to honor the International Brigades and all those who fought against fascism during the Spanish Civil War by connecting that legacy with international activist causes today, in particular the defense of human rights. The Award will be presented at an official ceremony in New York in the spring of 2013.  A $100,000 cash award will be given to the laureate individual or organization to support his/her ongoing work on the area of Human Rights Activism.

How to Apply

Interested candidates may send an email quoting in the subject line:  “ALBA-Puffin Award for HR Activism, 2013” to  info@alba-valb.org by 30 September 2012.  The application should include the following information:

  • Name of the individual(s) or organization to be nominated;
  • Nominee’s contact information, website, etc.;
  • Name of the nominating individual(s) or organization;
  • Nominator’s contact information, website, etc. ;
  • Justification for the nomination (300 words max.);

The selection committee consists of a panel with representation from the Puffin Foundation, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and an Honorary Committee.  Special consideration will be given this year to individuals or organizations working in the area of migration, asylum and/or displacement.


Laureates from previous years:

First ALBA-Puffin International Award for Human Rights Activism (2011):  Laureate Judge Baltasar Garzón

Second ALBA-Puffin International Award for Human Rights Activism (2012): Kate Doyle and Freddy Peccerelli

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