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The University of Oslo's Human Rights Award – Lisl and Leo Eitinger's Fund

The Prize ceremony takes place at The University of Oslo on 5 December in connection with Oslo Peace Days.

About the prize

The prize is awarded in recognition of personal effort and active involvement in human rights.

The winner is awarded EUR 10.000 and a lithography by the Norwegian artist Frans Widerberg.

Human Rights Award 2019

This year's award goes to the imam Seyran Ates. Ates is a lawyer and imam at the liberal Ibn Rushd-Goethe Mosque in Berlin.


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The Prize Committee

The prize is awarded by the University Board at The University of Oslo after nomination by a prize committee.

Lisl and Leo Eitinger's Fund

Leo Eitinger was Norwegian-Jewish humanist, doctor and professor of psychiatry at the University of Oslo. Together with his wife, he founded Lisl and Leo Eitinger's fund in 1984. The prize was first awarded in 1986, to Elie Wiesel.

Previous prize winners

See a detailed overview of our previous prize winners of the University of Oslo's Human Rights Award, back to the first winner in 1986 – Elie Wiesel.