Global Jurist of the Year

Global Jurist of the Year


Judge Igor Tuleya

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Center for International Human Rights (CIHR) awards its ninth Global Jurist of the Year Award to Judge Igor Tuleya, a district court judge in Warsaw, Poland, whose work embodies a commitment to upholding human rights, rule of law and a dedication to holding the Polish judiciary system accountable.


The Global Jurist of the Year award is co-sponsored by the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, IRAP Northwestern, the International Legal Foundation, Baker McKenzie LLP, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Jones Day LLP, the International Association of Women Judges, Fried Frank LLP, Vinson & Elkins LLP, DLA Piper LLP, and Baker Botts LLP. 

Previous award recipients include:

2023 - Polish national Judge Igor Tuleya

2022 - Guatemalan Judge Miguel Ángel Gálvez

2021 - Women Judges in Afghanistan

2020 - Justice Mumbi Ngugi, High Court of Kenya | Recordings: Session 1  Session 2 

2016 - Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella, Supreme Court of Canada

2015 - Judge Gloria Patricia Porras Escobar, President of the Guatemalan Constitutional Court

2014 - Justice Shireen Avis Fisher, President of the Special Court for Sierra Leone

2013 - Acting Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke of South Africa’s Constitutional Court