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German and French Embassies of Mexico Unite for Franco-German Prize for Human Rights

May 08th, 2014
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News from Berlin - Germany and France have developed an initiative to enhance their friendly relationship. This is the second time that the Embassy of Germany to Mexico and the Embassy of France to Mexico have opened a call for application to compete for the Franco-German “Gilberto Bosques” Prize for Human Rights. This project has a strong symbolic background that promotes peace and reconciliation between the two nations. Between 1939 and 1944, Gilberto Bosques was the General Consul of Mexico to France. He helped people that were persecuted by the Nazi regime and offered them Mexican nationality. Therefore, his legacy and commitment to human rights is remembered by the two countries.

The call is open until May 31st for any Mexican organization or individuals that have contributed to the field of Human Rights. The evaluation will be carried out by a jury composed of German Ambassador to Mexico Dr. Edmund Duckwitz, French Ambassador to Mexico Elisabeth Beton Delègue, and the representative in Mexico from the Human Rights High Commission of the United Nations, Javier Hernández Valencia. The prize consists of a trip to several Human Rights Institutions in Germany and France, as well as a visit to Strasbourg where the headquarters of the European Court of Human Rights are located.

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