LAWYERS FOR LAWYERS AWARD 2019

Nomination form

The Lawyers for Lawyers Award aims to honor lawyers who have made significant contributions to the protection of the rule of law and human rights in challenging environments. They face threats and harassment as reprisal for helping others. Because they represent clients in sensitive cases or speak out against rights violations. Through the Award, Lawyers for Lawyers generates public recognition for the work and outstanding achievements of lawyers at risk.

The closing date for submission of nominations is 1 March 2019, 23:59 PM CET.

Conditions

When awarding the Lawyers for Lawyers Award, the jury applies the following conditions:

  • All lawyers, or lawyers collectives, who are prevented from carrying out their work independently – or who are at considerable risk – are eligible for nomination.
  • Only practicing lawyers, or people who practiced until recently, are eligible for a Lawyers for Lawyers Award.
  • In order to qualify for a Lawyers for Lawyers Award, nominees must make an exceptional effort to promote the rule of law and human rights.
  • There are no requirements for the nationality or country of origin of nominees.
  • When appointing a winner, the jury can give preference to unknown lawyers because they can benefit from the recognition and publicity generated by the Lawyers for Lawyers Award.
  • Lawyers who were nominated for earlier editions of the Lawyers for Lawyers Award may be re-nominated.
  • Anyone can nominate a lawyer or lawyer collective for a Lawyers for Lawyers Award. However, lawyers or lawyer collectives can not nominate themselves.

 

Nomination form

Information about nominee

Nominee name (required)

Nominee address

Nominee city (required)

Nominee country (required)

Nominee emailaddress

Nominee telephone

Does the candidate know that he/she has been nominated?

Please outline the work of the nominee. (250 words maximum):

Describe the nominee's career, with emphasis on the past few years. Explain how the nominee has worked to promote the rule of law in an exceptional and peaceful way.

Please give a summary of the risks (negative consequences) experienced by the candidate as a direct result of this work as a lawyer (350 words maximum):

Please outline how you think this individual would benefit from receiving the Lawyers for Lawyers Award. (250 words maximum):

Is there anything else that you would like us to know about the candidate? (optional) (250 words maximum):

Please upload a photo of the nominee:

Photo of the nominee

Information about the nominating person / organization

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Position (required)

website (if applicable)

Please include contactdetails of two referees and upload at least one reference letter of referee one or referee two.

First reference

Name (required)

Address

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Telephone

Position

First letter of recommendation

Second reference

Name (required)

Address

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Telephone

Position

It is possible, but not obligatory, to upload a reference letter of the person who is the second reference:

Second letter of recommendation