Nominations are now open for the Sentences Award 2021 for Access to Justice for Migrants or Persons Subject to International Protection.
- Make visible those sentences that have been issued under the highest human rights norms and standards, as well as the good practices that have served to guarantee access to justice and the effective enjoyment of human rights of migrants or persons subject to international protection In the Americas.
- Four sentences defined by the qualifying jury will be awarded, which will receive:
- First place: Diploma, statuette and dissemination of the sentence.
- Second place: Diploma, statuette and dissemination of the sentence.
- Third place: Diploma, statuette and dissemination of the sentence.
- The possibility of awarding “Special Mentions” to those sentences that, although they do not reach the merits to obtain an award, are considered to be worthy of distinction due to their argumentative quality or usefulness of the project.
- The winners will have:
- A public recognition during the award ceremony.
- Dissemination of the award-winning resolutions on the conveners’ websites.
- The publication of the judgments or an extract of the judgments in the 2021 Sentence Award reports, which will be widely disseminated throughout the continent.
- Possibility of participating in regional forums presenting the awarded judgments.
Bases of Participation for Judgements
Characteristics of the sentences:
- The sentences must have been handed down by a body that imparts justice (not only the Judicial Power) of the American Continent.
- The judgments must have been issued between the period from January 2010 to the closing date of this call.
- All types of sentences will be admitted, regardless of the procedural state in which they are. The evaluation and eventual award of a non-final and contestable judgment does not compromise or bind the decision in subsequent instances.
- All personal data of the parties involved in the litigation must be omitted; The judgments must have the character of public information in accordance with the regulations regarding transparency and access to information in the countries in which they were issued.
- Both individuals, civil society organizations, educational institutions, as well as law enforcement bodies may participate in the contest by proposing and sending sentences. Only in the first three cases (judgments received by individuals, civil society organizations, or educational institutions) will the justice-giving body that issued the judgment be made aware of the fact that it has been proposed to contest.
- The award will be awarded to the judge who issued the sentence.
- The judgments must have been delivered in English or Spanish, or have been translated into those languages.
For more information, visit https://premiosentencias.sinfronteras.org.mx/premio-regional-sentencias-2021/