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L4L Nomination L4L Award 2017 open

02 Jan 17 

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Until 15 February 2017 you can nominate a lawyer, or a group of lawyers, for the Lawyers for Lawyers Award 2017. This award is presented every two years to a lawyer who promotes the rule of law and human rights in an exceptional way, who has been threatened or obstructed because of his or her work as a lawyer, and who may benefit from the publicity and recognition of the award. You can find the regulations and nomination form here.

The Lawyers for Lawyers Award will be presented for the fourth time in Amsterdam on 19 May 2017. An independent jury, chaired by mrs. Heikelien Verrijn Stuart, will decide which lawyer will receive the award.

The prize will consist of a special token as well as a donation of €10.000.

Anyone can submit a nomination, but a lawyer or group of lawyers cannot nominate themselves. Lawyers from all over the world can be nominated. The closing date for submission of nominations is 15 February 2017.

Make your vote count and nominate a lawyer that can use our support! Only those nominations via the nomination form on our website will be taken into consideration. Other information is available here.

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