Global Jurist of the Year

Global Jurist of the Year

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

THE 2014 GLOBAL JURIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

Dikgang Moseneke, Acting Chief Justice of South Africa, receives the 2013 Global Jurist Award

Dikgang Moseneke, Acting Chief Justice of South Africa, receives the 2013 Global Jurist Award from Ambassador David Scheffer and Professor Juliet Sorensen, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law, October 16, 2013

The Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law invites nominations for its 2014 Global Jurist of the Year Award. The Award is granted annually to a sitting judge in recognition of that judge’s contribution to the advancement of international human rights law or international criminal law. Special account is taken of those who have shown outstanding dedication to the rule of law and courage in the face of adversity, including personal risk.  Jurists from all nations and tribunals are eligible for consideration.


Nominations should contain a brief statement supporting the nomination and may include relevant documentation evidencing the nominee’s accomplishments.  Nominations can be submitted by email or post to Professor Juliet Sorensen, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law, 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, USA. The deadline for the submission of nominations is March 15, 2014.

The present value of the annual award is $5,000.  The winning jurist will presented with the award during a visit to Northwestern University School of Law in the fall of 2014.