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 in 2018
The University of Oslo's Human Rights Award – Lisl and Leo Eitinger's Fund is awarded to professor Nora Sveaass.
The prize award ceremony will take place on Wednesday, 5 December, in Gamle festsal in Domus Academica, at 18:00 pm, as part of Oslo Peace Days.Read more about the prize award ceremony
The prize is awarded by the University of Oslo after nomination by a committee appointed by the University.
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.