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Prix Henry DunantWelcome to the official site of Fondation Prix Henry Dunant!

The Prix Henry Dunant is intended to reward individuals or organizations having made significant contributions to the study, spread, and renewal of the ideas and achievements of Henry Dunant.

The Foundation’s aim in awarding the prize is to bring due attention and credit to the efforts of those who embody a spiritual commitment in fighting for human dignity with their research, their ideas, and their gift for communication.

The Foundation awards the Prize in two forms: the Henry Dunant – Field Prize, and the Henry Dunant – Research Prize. In both cases, the Prize consists of a certificate and a sum of money.

Recent News

19 September 2016 – Jonathan Somer, Laureate Research 2007:  After receiving the Dunant award, Jonathan took up a position as Legal Advisor and Programme Coordinator with the International NGO Geneva Call, where he continued and developed his work on international obligations of armed non-state actors. Moreover, the position provided the unique opportunity to meet and discuss implementation of such obligations with the leadership of several armed non-state actors throughout the globe. In 2011 Jonathan founded his own consultancy, Persona Grata Consulting,where he continues to advise international organisations, States, think tanks and NGOs on strategic and operational issues related to law and policy in armed conflict and situations of insecurity. Further building upon the subject matter of his Dunant award scholarship, he is honoured to participate in a series of expert workshops, through the University of Manchester International Law Centre, that aim to provide guidance on the administration of justice in non-international armed conflict.

The Board of the Foundation is happy to announce that the winner of the 2015 Henry Dunant Prize – Research is Vaishali Sharma (press release).

The Henry Dunant Prize – Field 2015 was handed to Mrs Yolvi Lena Padilla Sepulveda the 17th of April 2015 in Bogota by Pierre-André Mourgue d’Algue, a member of the board of the Henry Dunant Prize Foundation, then more formally in Geneva in the famous Alabama Room of City Hall on the 11th of May 2015 (read the speech of P-A Mourgue d’Algue in Bogota, the arcticle of El Espectador, the speech of of Yolvi in French or in Spanish in Geneva).

Prix Henry Dunant Research: recipients

Prix Henry Dunant Field: recipients