Archbishop Oscar Romero Human Rights Award Recipients

This award honors an individual or organization whose work has contributed significantly to the promotion of the inherent dignity of all persons and the alleviation of the suffering of the human family.

2010

2010 RecipientsThe office of Migration and Refugee Services of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops received the 2010 award for their efforts in creating a world where migrants, refugees, and trafficked persons are treated with dignity, respect, welcome and belonging. Bishop John Wester, chair of the U.S. Conference of Bishops Committee on Migration (left), and Ambassador Johnny Young, the executive director of Migration and Refugee Services (center), accepted the award on behalf of the organization. Dr. Mark Ensalaco, Department of Political Science is on the right.

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2007

2007 RecipientDr. Bernard Kouchner received the 2007 award for his work as the co-founder and former president of the Nobel Peace Prize winning Doctors without Borders, for his role in international humanitarian efforts to promote universal access to medical care, and his part in international efforts in the fight against AIDS.

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2005

2005 RecipientJudge Juan Guzmán Tapia accepted the 2005 award, given in recognition of judicial integrity, his compassion for the victims of the Pinochet regime, and for his moral courage. He is shown here (center) receiving the award from Dr. Dan Curran, President of the University of Dayton (left). Dr. Mark Ensalaco, Department of Political Science (right), looks on.

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2004

2004 RecipientRadhika Coomaraswamy, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, received the award in 2004.

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2001

Bruce Harris receives Romero Award for Casa AlianzaThe 2001 Romero Award went to Casa Alianza, a Covenant House program that operates in four countries in Latin America:  Casa Alianza Mexico, Casa Alianza Honduras, Casa Alianza Nicaragua and La Alianza Guatemala. The Romero Award was received by Bruce Harris, Executive Director.

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2000

2000 RecipientJuan Mendez, UN Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide, was the 2000 recipient of the award.

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