About the award
The University of Oslo Human Rights Award is given in recognition of great personal effort and active involvement towards furthering human rights. The winner is awarded EUR 10.000.
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.
The prize is awarded by the University Board at The University of Oslo after recommendation by a prize committee.