Allard Prize for International Integrity is one of the world’s largest prizes dedicated to the fight against corruption and the protection of human rights (CAD $100,000).
Announced at the opening of Allard Hall, the home of the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia conceived of and funded by alumnus Peter A. Allard, Q.C., is intended to recognize, and is awarded biennially, an individual, movement or organization that has demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption or protecting human rights, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the Rule of Law.
The Allard Prize is administered by the Allard School of Law. The Faculty has a deep and longstanding history of advancing human rights. Faculty members have been pioneers in articulating and supporting women’s human rights, the rights of First Nations and indigenous communities, and the rights of victims of crime. Faculty scholarship stands at the forefront of new thinking on crimes of corporate complicity, human trafficking, and economic and social rights. Faculty members have held respected positions as UN Rapporteurs and judges, and conducted judicial training at the national and international levels. Currently housed within the law school are programs which invite direct student engagement in advancing human rights, including the International Justice and Human Rights Clinic, The Innocence Project, the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic, and the Law Students Legal Advice Program.
It welcomes nominations from all types of individuals, movements and organizations since all range of participants in global society can make important contributions to addressing these critical issues. Nominees could include prominent world leaders, grass roots activists, social movements, charitable groups dedicated to specific social issues or other corporate bodies, whether for-profit or not. The breadth of this focus reinforces its belief that we all have responsibilities to promote transparency and the Rule of Law.
The Allard Prize is presented to the winner at a public ceremony held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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|Organizer||Allard Prize Committee|
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