Justice Human Rights Awards 2010 – the results

10 December 2010 by

Last night was the Justice Human Rights Awards 2010 ceremony. Readers of this blog will know that we were one of three organisations shortlisted for the Human Rights Awards.

We didn’t win! But we did lose out to an excellent organisation: Bail for Immigration Detainees, an independent charity which challenges immigration detention in the UK, working with asylum seekers and migrants in removal centres and prisons to secure their release from detention.

The Human Rights Awards have been held each December since 2001 to commemorate Human Rights Day, which is today.

The winner of the Peter Duffy Award, open to people under 35, was Tessa Hetherington, a barrister, for her work representing the victims in the Baha Mousa Public Inquiry.  The winner of the Human Rights Lawyer of the Year award was Jules Carey, of Tuckers Solicitors. Carey is the head of Tuckers’ civil liberties and the police action team, and in 2008 represented Lotfi Raissi, a man accused and later acquitted of being part of the 9/11 terror plot.

Congratulations to all of the winners. Whilst we are disappointed not to win (believe it or not, barristers can be good losers sometimes!) we are also honoured to have been nominated, particularly given that no similar project has been shortlisted in the past.

The full shortlist can be found here.

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