Prize | 21.05.2023

Call for nominations – 2023 UIA Rule of Law Award in cooperation with LexisNexis

The call for nominations for the 2023 UIA Rule of Law Award in cooperation with LexisNexis is open until May 21, 2023.

The award was established to recognize individuals and/or organisations that contribute actively to the development and promotion of the Rule of Law at the national, regional or international level, particularly within the legal community.

Nominations can be submitted until May 21, 2023 exclusively through the official nomination form  in English, French, or Spanish, and by including at least one letter of recommendation. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Who is eligible for the Award?

All nominees:

  • Must be lawyers or judges, bar associations or lawyers’ organisations;
  • Must have spearheaded the promotion and development of the Rule of Law;
  • Must have made significant, recent and peaceful contributions to promote the Rule of Law;
  • May be UIA members (except for those holding official functions within the association).

For more information about eligibility, criteria, and nomination and selection procedures, please see the Terms and Conditions of the 2023 UIA/LexisNexis Rule of Law Award.



The UIA Rule of Law Award in cooperation with LexisNexis is a symbolic prize that aims to acknowledge and publicise award-recipients for their commitment and actions.

Since its creation, it has been awarded to:

2016 – Malaysian Bar Association (Malaysia)
2017 – Mr. Saidbek Nuritdinov, President of the Union of Advocates (Tajikistan)
2018 – Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (USA)
2019 –  Bertrand Favreau, Lawyer, President of the IDHAE (France)
2020 – European Lawyers in Lesvos, non-profit organization (Greece)
2021 – Latifa Sharifi, Lawyer (Afghanistan)
2022 – Mohamed El-Baqer, Human Rights Lawyer (Egypt), and “Wolne Sądy”, Foundation (Poland)



Should you have any questions, please contact UIA Headquarters by email or call to + 33 1 44 88 55 66.