John Humphrey Freedom Award

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The John Humphrey Freedom Award was presented annually by the Canadian human rights group Rights & Democracy, shut down by the Harper government, to an organization or individual from any country or region of the world for exceptional achievement in the promotion of human rights and democratic development. It was established in 1992.

The award consisted of a grant of C$25,000, as well as a speaking tour of Canadian cities to help increase awareness of the recipient’s human rights work.

It was named in honor of John Peters Humphrey, a Canadian human rights law professor who prepared the first draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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