We are delighted to announce that the UK Human Rights Blog by 1 Crown Office Row chambers has been shortlisted for the JUSTICE Human Rights Award 2010.
Also shortlisted are Reprieve and Bail for Immigration Detainees. The Human Rights Awards have been held each December since 2001 to commemorate Human Rights Day. As described by JUSTICE, the awards aim to recognise and encourage individuals and organisations whose work is dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of others. Last year’s winner was the Gurkhas Justice Campaign. A full list of previous winners can be found here.
The winners will be announced at a reception on 9th December, and the full shortlist for the three awards is reproduced after the page break below.
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JUSTICE Human Rights Awards 2010 Shortlist
Human Rights Lawyer of the Year
1. Jules Carey (Tuckers Solicitors)
2. Danny Friedman (Matrix Chambers)
3. Philip Leach (London Metropolitan University)
Human Rights Award
1. Bail for Immigration Detainees
3. UK Human Rights Blog
Peter Duffy Award (for 35 and under)
1. Tessa Gregory (Public Interest Lawyers)
2. Tessa Hetherington (Matrix Chambers)
3. Adam Weiss (AIRE Centre)