Human Rights
and Business Award

An annual award (with a $50,000 grant) for outstanding work
by human rights defenders in the Global South* or former Soviet Union
addressing the human rights impacts of business in those regions.

*Global South = Africa, Asia & Pacific, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East

Photos 1-4: Marcelo Cruz (

Photos 5-6: Justiça nos Trilhos

2018 award recipient

Justiça nos Trilhos

Justiça nos Trilhos is an organization working closely with local communities in remote parts of Brazil – including indigenous peoples, peasants, and Afro-descendants – to address human rights and environmental abuses by mining and steel companies, in particular the multinational Vale.