The 2019 Moore Prize is open for a work of literature published in English that promotes the values consistent with the advancement of human rights and dignity. Entry is free and is open to authors worldwide. Works may be submitted directly by the author(s) or through a publisher.  The winner of the prize will receive £1,000. 


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2019 Judges:


Sam Zarifi became the Secretary General of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in 2017. An Iranian-American lawyer, Zarifi joined the ICJ in 2012 as Regional Director for the Asia & Pacific Region. Prior to joining the ICJ, he served as Amnesty International’s director for Asia and the Pacific from 2008 to 2012, and before that worked at Human Rights Watch from 2000.

Adrienne Loftus Parkins is an independent consultant specialising in world literature. She is the founderand former director of the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival and co-founder of Anamika, a women’s educational group in India. Adrienne is a member of the steering committee of the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, advisor to Bangkok Edge and trustee of M Fest - Festival of Muslim Cultures and Ideas.

Phil Robertson is the Deputy Asia Director of Human Rights Watch. Based in Bangkok, he has worked on rights issues in Southeast Asia for more than two decades with various NGOs, labor unions, UN agencies, and civil society alliances. His expertise includes human rights, labor union organizing and solidarity, migrant worker protection, anti-human trafficking, and supply chains and corporate accountability.


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