Past Winners

Ana Palacio

2016 Prize

Minister Ana Palacio

Member, Council of State of Spain

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain

Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of
the World Bank Group

2015 Prize

Dr. Navanethem “Navi” Pillay

UN High Commisioner for Human Rights

Champion of South African anti-apartheid activists’ rights

Served on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the International Criminal Court

Navanethem Navi Pillay


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