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Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights

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Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights

The Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights was established in 1998 by the President of the United States Bill Clinton, honoring outstanding American promoters of rights in the United States.

The award was first awarded on the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, honoring Eleanor Roosevelt's role as the "driving force" in the development of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The award was presented from 1998 to the end of the Clinton Administration in 2001.

In 2010, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton revived the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights and presented the award on behalf of President Obama.

Recipients of the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights







  • William Street, PEFC Chairman, for his efforts on behalf of IKEA's workers in Danville Virginia, USA


  • Clinton, W. Memorandum for the Secretary of State, December 9, 1998
  • Fact sheet: human rights day December 10 & Eleanor Roosevelt Award, December 10, 1998
  • Fact Sheet: Human Rights Day 1999, Eleanor Roosevelt Award , December 6, 1999
  • Fact Sheet: Human Rights Day: The Eleanor Roosevelt Award, December 6, 2000
  • Presentation of Eleanor Roosevelt Award, December 13, 2001
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