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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

30 October 2020: the 2020 Henry Dunant Prize – Research will be awarded to Mrs. Yulia Mogutova for her Master’s thesis « Mind the Gap : Right to life of State’s own military personnel in conduct of hostilities ».

January 2020: We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Sabrina Henry, laureate of the Henry Dunant Prize – Research 2016, has published an article in the International Review of the Red Cross, Volume 100, Number 907/908/909, “150 Years of Humanitarian Action”, pp. 267-285, entitled “Exploring the ‘continuous combat function’ concept in armed conflicts: Time for an extended application?”. The introductory paragraph mentions that this article is an abbreviated version of the author’s LLM thesis which earned her the 2016 Henry Dunant Research prize. The publication of this article underlines one of the objectives of the Henry Dunant prize – to encourage research in the areas of action of Henry Dunant and to spread the knowledge of the life and actions of Henry Dunant.

November 2019: Update from our 2013 Research recipient, Maria Giovanna Pietropaolo, who is currently in Italy working with UNHCR providing legal assistance to migrants reaching Europe by crossing the Mediterranean.

25 October 2019: The 2019 Prize – Research was awarded to Mrs Lizaveta Tarasevich.

17 November 2018: The 2018 Prize – Field was awarded to Mrs Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier.

26 October 2018: The 2018 Prize – Research was awarded to Mrs Anna Rosalie Greipl.

2 October 2018 : The 2019 Prize – Field was awarded by anticipation jointly to Mrs Maria Grazia Baccolo and Mr Paolo Vianni at the seat of the Red Cross of Tuscany in Florence, Italy, 3 weeks before Mr Paolo Vianni passed away, with the participation of the president of the Italian Red Cross, Francesco Rocca.

17 April 2018: We are pleased to report that Mrs Maria-Giovanna Pietropaolo, Research laureate 2013, has published her prized work “Humanitarian Assistance from the Standpoint of Disaster-Affected Individuals” in the latest issue of the Journal for International Humanitarian Legal Studies.

27 October 2017: The Prix Henry Dunant Foundation, in partnership with the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, awarded the 2017 Henry Dunant Research Prize to Mrs Isabelle Gallino, for her LLM paper entitled « Factors motivating non-State armed groups to comply with international humanitarian law: Reflections on positive practices ».

14 March 2017 : The Henry Dunant Prize – Field 2016 was officially awarded to Mr Mohammed Abdelmajid Ben Ahmed at the Alabama Room, Town Hall, Geneva.

February 6, 2017: Update on Mrs Yolvi Lena Padilla Sepulveda, the 2015 Field Prize laureate.

19 December 2016 : The 2016 Henry Dunant Field Prize was awarded to Mr Mohammed Abdelmajid Ben Ahmed at the Tunisian headquarters of the Red Crescent in Tunis .  Mr Ben Ahmed has worked during decades at the Delegation of the ICRC in Tunis and at the Tunisian Red Crescent towards the spreading of Henry Dunant’s ideals and achievements in North Africa.

October 28, 2016: The Prix Henry Dunant Research 2016 has been given to Mrs Sabrina Henry.

October 30, 2015: The Board of the Foundation is happy to announce that the winner of the 2015 Henry Dunant Prize – Research is Mrs Vaishali Sharma (press release).

April 17, 2015: The Henry Dunant Prize – Field 2015 was handed to Mrs Yolvi Lena Padilla Sepulveda in Bogota, then 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 article of El Espectador, the speech of Yolvi in French or in Spanish in Geneva).

Prix Henry Dunant Research: recipients

Prix Henry Dunant Field: recipients