Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo Awarded 2021 Human Rights Tulip

Human Rights Lawyer and founder Chapter 4 Uganda, Nicholas Opiyo.

By Jonah West Muhooza,


Human Rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo has been awarded the 2021 Human Rights Tulip. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs awards the honor, which is accompanied by a cash prize of 100,000 euros (about Shs400m) to help the recipient continue or expand their work.

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Nicholas Opiyo is a human Rights lawyer and is the Executive Director of Chapter Four Uganda, an NGO dedicated to the protection of civil liberties and the promotion of human rights for all. He has played an important role in criminalizing torture in Uganda.

Your Excellency, thank you so much. It was humbling and terrifying to receive the award from you earlier today. My gratitude to the @DutchMFA & the @NLinUganda for this award.

He also stands up for people who are in trouble with the government and lack the resources to defend themselves.

Last year the Human Rights Tulip went to Lilit Martirosyan who fights for transgender people and sex workers in Armenia.

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