The results of the first CGHR human rights photography competition themed ' A Thousand Words' have recently been announced. The winner was Sárica Robyn Balsari-Palsule, whose compelling images call for reflection on a number of human rights concerns in India.
Describing the background to her submission, Sárica said: 'All the photos I have selected are from India, and portray the urgent need for human rights in specific areas such as food, shelter, sanitation, social equality and gender equality.'
Amongst the broad range of entries were highly commended images from Vietnam, by Caitlin Stewart and Romania, by Anne Martine Norli Solstad.The entries were judged by Professor Christof Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, on subjects related to the right to life and Roeland Verhallen, a PhD student and professional photographer.
Images from the winning and highly commended photographers can be seen by scrolling through the carousel above.