Purpose: The Human Rights Award was established to recognize an individual and an organization whose efforts exemplify the capacity of human beings to act courageously and effectively to prevent human rights violations, to protect others from human rights violations and their psychiatric consequences, and to help
victims recover from human rights abuses.
Nomination Procedures: APA members are asked to submit nominations by July 1, 2011 to:
Council on Psychiatry and Law
American Psychiatric Association
c/o Lori Klinedinst, Staff Liaison
1000 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209
The nomination letter should succinctly describe the contributions that are the basis for the nomination and be
accompanied by a curriculum vitae of the nominee. The Council on Psychiatry and Law will serve as the award review panel in determining the recipients of this award.
The recipients will receive a plaque which will be awarded during the Convocation at the APA’s Annual Meeting in May.