Deadline: 30 September 2020
The Law Society of Ontario is seeking nominations for the Human Rights Award to recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement of human rights and/or the promotion of the rule of law provincially, nationally or internationally.
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The award will be granted for devotion to the advancement of human rights and the rule of law over a long term or for a single outstanding act of service. Unless there are reasons to proceed otherwise, the award will be granted to one individual every two years.
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The criteria for the award are as follows:
- Must demonstrate an outstanding contribution to human rights and/or the promotion of the rule of law where the service is in accordance with the highest ideals of the legal profession; and
- Must not have received the award previously.
The award, in consultation with the proposed recipient’s family/next of kin, may be granted posthumously.
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The nominator must file a nomination package that includes the following:
- A letter of nomination setting out the reasons for the nomination and background information on the nominee’s outstanding service and achievements as they relate to the award,
- A current curriculum vitae, and
- Letters of support from other members of the Law Society or the public supporting the nomination.
They encourage the Nominator to file the nomination together with letters of support as one package. You can file your nomination using the online form, email or by regular mail.
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For more information, visit https://lso.ca/about-lso/medals,-awards-and-honours/law-society-awards/human-rights-award