Ambassadors of Conscience

Ambassadors of Conscience

Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award is the organization’s top honor, recognizing those who have shown exceptional leadership in the fight for human rights, through their life and work.

Past Recipients

2015 - Joan Baez and AI Wei Wei
2013 - Malala Yousafzai, and Harry Belafonte
2009 - Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of the Burmese National League for Democracy
2008 - Peter Gabriel, musician and humanitarian activist
2006 - Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa
2005 - Irish rock band U2 and their manager Paul McGuinness
2004 - Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Hilda Morales Trujillo, Guatemalan women's rights activist
2003 - Václav Havel, former President of the Czech Republic