Nomination GuidelinesGaris Panduan - Suruhanjaya Hak Asasi Manusia Malaysia (SUHAKAM)


All nominations must comply with the following guidelines:

  1. Nominations are open to all Malaysian individuals, groups, organisations, Government agencies (federal, state and local governments), statutory bodies and business entities;
  2. Previous recipients of the SUHAKAM Human Rights Awards are only eligible for re-nomination after a lapse of three years;
  3. The nomination can be made in either Malay or English and submitted directly via email or post to the Commission;
  4. Nominations submitted must be accompanied by a completed official nomination form issued by the Commission, a summary (2-5 pages) and all necessary supporting documentation and evidence as specified under each of the above-mentioned categories;
  5. The summary should provide the following information:
    • – the nominee’s background;
    • – specific description and facts of the nominee’s notable contributions;
    • – any challenges or noteworthy personal sacrifice or risk faced by the nominee in making the contributions; and
    • – the key impacts and tangible outcomes derived from the nominee’s contributions.
  6. The submission of the nomination should include photos, video clips and other multimedia materials (if any) that provide an account of the contributions and information concerning the background of the nominee;
  7. The Commission may request for additional documentation or evidence from the nominator and failure to respond to this request in a timely manner may affect the Commission’s full consideration of the nomination;
  8. As a matter of courtesy, the nominator should notify the nominee of his/her intention to nominate the latter for the SUHAKAM Human Rights Awards;
  9. The nominee must have shown an outstanding and on-going involvement in promoting and protecting the human rights of a community or a large group of people in Malaysia over the past two to three years, and particularly but not exclusively, until 31 May 2014, in at least one of the following areas:
    • – Advocating the rights of the vulnerable groups including Indigenous Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, women, children, refugees and asylum seekers;
    • – Undertaking continued effort to raising human rights awareness among various stakeholders particularly the grassroots community;
    • – Promoting equality and removing discrimination or infringement of human rights;
    • – Providing continued support and assistance to victims of human rights abuses;
    • – Encouraging greater harmony among people of different races or ethnic origins, religions, sex, age, or other differences within Malaysia;
    • – Implementing human rights-based approach in the conduct of business activities or in the work of state actors through appropriate reforms that reflect greater public accountability, transparency, accessibility and participation.
  10. If there is no suitable candidate for any of the aforesaid categories, no Award will be given for the relevant category.