Global Campus of Human Rights and Amina Bouayach Honoured with North-South Prize for Human Rights Contributions

The Council of Europe has awarded the 2023 North-South Prize to the Global Campus of Human Rights and Ms. Amina Bouayach, recognising their remarkable efforts in the defence and promotion of human rights. Since 1995, the North-South Prize has been annually bestowed upon two noteworthy individuals or organisations that have distinguished themselves through their dedication to fostering solidarity between the Northern and Southern hemispheres. These recipients, whether activists, prominent personalities, or entities, are recognised for their outstanding commitment to advancing cooperation and unity on a global scale.

Global Campus of Human Rights - A Beacon for Education and Dialogue

The Global Campus of Human Rights has been selected, by the jury of the award, in acknowledgment of its pivotal efforts in providing accessible and top-tier education in the realm of Human Rights. Through fostering a North-South dialogue, the Campus brings together a community of academics, students, lawyers, and experts dedicated to supporting universal Human Rights and upholding democratic values. The Global Campus stands as a symbol of excellence; it unites scholars, students, lawyers, and experts in a collaborative network. The Global Campus of Human Rights has played a pivotal role in fostering understanding and cooperation among diverse global communities. By providing a platform for exchange and education, the Global Campus has contributed significantly to the shared goal of advancing human rights across borders.

Ms. Amina Bouayach's Remarkable Contributions

Ms. Amina Bouayach has been singled out for her exceptional dedication to the advancement of human rights, gender equality, and the prevention of torture, both at the national level and across the African continent. The jury commended Ms. Bouayach for her political engagement in the abolition of the death penalty and praised her tireless efforts in fortifying civil society structures in the Mediterranean region. Additionally, Ms. Bouayach was recognised for her instrumental role in promoting North-South cooperation based on shared democratic values. The jury emphasised her impactful work, citing her as a beacon of change in advocating for a more just and equitable world. Ms. Bouayach's commitment to strengthening the bonds between nations in the pursuit of common values has positioned her as a driving force in the global human rights movement.

Ceremony Details to be Announced and Previous Laurates

The date of the prestigious North-South Prize ceremony, where Ms. Amina Bouayach and the Global Campus of Human Rights will be officially recognised, is yet to be announced. Previous laureates of the North-South Prize include esteemed figures such as Kofi Annan, Simone Veil, Mary Robinson, Emma Bonino, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Xanana Gusmão, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, and Louise Arbour.

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