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Welcome to STOCKHOLM HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD

The Stockholm Human Rights Award was established in 2009 by the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) and the Swedish Bar Association.

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The Stockholm Human Rights Award was established in 2009 by the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) and the Swedish Bar Association. It is awarded annually to an individual or an institution for outstanding contributions to the rule of law and the promotion and protection of human rights.

The 2019 prize ceremony will take place on 4 November.

LAURATE 2019

David Miliband heads the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a humanitarian aid body.

As the child of Jewish refugees who fled to the United Kingdom in the aftermath of World War II, David Miliband has a personal interest in supporting those who are displaced by crisis. As President and Chief Executive Officer of the IRC, he oversees relief operations in more than 40 war-affected countries and refugee resettlement programmes across 28 cities in the United States of America.

In 2018, the IRC and its international partners assisted 2,175 children and parents seeking asylum in the USA and resettled 5,374 refugees and Special Immigrant Visa recipients across 25 cities. In addition to its ongoing work in the USA, the IRC provides clean water, shelter, health care and education to people in conflict-stricken countries including Myanmar, Syria and Yemen.

David Miliband was a Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom 2001–2013. In 2006, he was appointed Environment Secretary. From 2007 until 2010, he served as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, a position he used to highlight and condemn human rights atrocities across the world.

David Miliband and the IRC will be presented with the 2019 Stockholm Human Rights Award at a ceremony in Stockholm 4 November 2019.