The Award

Der Roland Berger Preis für Menschenwürde ist ein mit bis zu einer Million Euro dotierter internationaler Menschenrechtspreis, der jährlich in Berlin verliehen wird. Seit 2008 zeichnet die Roland Berger Stiftung damit Personen und Organisationen aus, die sich auf besondere Weise für den weltweiten Schutz der Menschenwürde einsetzen. Die bisherigen Preisträger sind: die kambodschanische Menschenrechtskämpferin Somaly Mam (2008), die iranische Friedensnobelpreisträgerin Dr. Shirin Ebadi (2009), die internationale Organisation Reporter ohne Grenzen (2009), der deutsche Bundeskanzler a.D. Dr. Helmut Kohl (2010), die ägyptische Menschenrechtsorganisation Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (2011), die tunesische Anwältin Radhia Nasraoui (2011), der syrische Journalist Mazen Darwish (2011), die indische NGO "Jagori" (2012/13), die pakistanische Menschenrechtsanwältin Dr. Asma Jahangir (2012/13), das "Afghan Women's Network" (2012/13) und das Jüdische Museum Berlin (Ehrenpreis 2012/13). Der Preisträger wird vom internationalen Preisvergabekomitee der Roland Berger Stiftung bestimmt, dem neben dem Stifter Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Dr. h.c. Joschka Fischer, Dr. Maria Furtwängler, Prof. Dr. Romano Prodi und Prof. Dr. Muhammed Yunus angehören.

The Roland Berger Human Dignity Award is endowed with up to EUR 1 million and conferred annually in Berlin. Since 2008, Roland Berger Foundation has honored individuals and organizations that have shown outstanding commitment to promoting human dignity. Previous award winners are: the Cambodian human rights activist Somaly Mam (2008), the Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi (2009), the international organization Reporters Without Borders (2009), former Federal Chancellor Dr. Helmut Kohl (2010), the Egyptian human rights organization Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (2011), Tunisian lawyer Radhia Nasraoui (2011), Syrian journalist Mazen Darwish (2011), Indian NGO Jagori (2012/13), human rights activist and lawyer Dr. Asma Jahangir of Pakistan (2012/13), the Afghan Women's Network (2012/13) and the Jewish Museum Berlin (Honorary Award 2012/13). The award winner is chosen by the Foundation’s Award Committee, the members of which are the Founder himself, Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Dr. h.c. Joschka Fischer, Dr. Maria Furtwängler-Burda, Prof. Romano Prodi and Prof. Muhammad Yunus.

6 comments

  1. aashish dulal

    Dear team
    Human Dignity forum

    I have quires about the result of the award of 2013/14.
    If you can provide some information about it,would be so glad. I am waiting your reply.
    Thank you.

  2. Tahlia

    I want to to thank you for this very good read!!

    I absolutely enjoyed every bit of it. I’ve got you book-marked to
    look at new stuff you post…

  3. Lalita Mishra

    Sir/Madam,
    Generally, in which month the winner will be declared ?

  4. Bettina Frevert, Roland Berger Stiftung

    Dear Buddha,
    online voting will take place until the middle of December 2013.
    Best regards!
    Bettina

  5. Buddha Halder

    How long would you accept online voting for this year?
    Thanks,
    Buddha

  6. Lenin Raghuvanshi

    Congratulation.
    http://www.thefrontierpost.com/article/5952/

    BERLIN (Online) – Prominent lawyer and HR activist Asma Jahangir will receive the International Roland Berger Human Dignity Award on Tuesday in a ceremony being organized by the Roland Berger Foundation in Berlin.

    This year, the award, which is also endowed with Euro one million, has been given to three outstanding individuals and organizations that have been committed to women’s rights in Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan.

    President of the German Parliament, Dr. Lammert will present award to Asma Jahangir along with other two recipients from India and Afghanistan in a ceremony, which is likely to be attended by 400 guests including German parliamentarians, diplomats, human rights activists, educationists and representatives of various national and international organizations.

    It will be telecast live by German TV Channel, Phoenix.

    The Foundation was established in March, 2008 in Munich by Prof. Dr. h.C. Roland Berger, who donated the initial foundation capital of Euro 50 million.

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