Announcing the 2022 Jury for the Moore Prize for Writing on Human Rights
The Christopher G. Moore Foundation is delighted to announce the jury for their sixth annual literary prize honouring books that feature human rights themes. The Prize has been established to provide funds to authors who, through their work, contribute to the universality of human rights. This unique initiative is awarded annually, as chosen by a panel of judges whose own work focuses on human rights.
The 2022 Moore Prize jury is comprised of Chief Judge Bidisha Mamata, British author and broadcaster who will be joined by jurists Avril Benoît, Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières and Ethiopian writer, blogger and human rights activist Befekadu Hailu Techane.
“The Russian invasion of the Ukraine, and the reported atrocities, have placed a spotlight on the horror of systematic human rights violations. How society protects and values human rights are questions on the minds of many. The extraordinary members of the Moore Prize 2022 jury have devoted their lives to expanding our global awareness of human rights. Their work as judges will help shape and guide how we address pathways to advance human rights going forward.”
– Christopher G. Moore, Founder, The Moore Prize
This year’s Prize will recognise books first published between July 1st 2021 and June 30th 2022. It is an international award which is open to authors worldwide. Entry is free and works may be submitted directly by the author(s) or through a publisher. The Prize is open to any non-fiction work, published in English, which promotes the values of human rights. The winner of the prize will receive £1,000. The 2021 Moore Prize was awarded to Rosalind Russell for The End of Where We Begin.
Submissions must be received by Friday July 1st 2022 to be eligible. To submit a book, please visit cgmoorefoundation.org/prize. Full details of the long list, short list and award winners will be published on the Foundation website.