The Prize ceremony takes place at The University of Oslo on 5 December in connection with Oslo Peace Days.
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.
The prize is awarded by the University Board at The University of Oslo after nomination by a prize committee.
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.