Prize | 06.06.2019

New date – UIA Rule of Law Award in cooperation with LexisNexis

Deadline Extended to August 24, 2019

UIA launches its call for nominations for the 2019 UIA Rule of Law Award in cooperation with LexisNexis.

This award was established in 2016 to reward individuals and/or organisations contributing actively to the development and promotion of the Rule of Law at the national, regional or international level, particularly within the legal community.       
It is a symbolic prize, without any financial endowment, that is aimed at acknowledging and publicising the award-recipients for their commitment and actions.

Since its creation, it has been awarded successively to the Malaysian Bar, in 2016; to Saidbek Nuritdinov, President of the Union of Advocates of the Republic of Tajikistan, in 2017; and to the Honourable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 2018.

Nominations can be submitted until August 24, 2019. Nominations shall be made by completing the official nomination form in one of the three UIA working languages (English, French, or Spanish).

All the nominees:
- Must be lawyers or judges, bar associations or lawyers’ organisations or eminent legal organisations practicing in the public or private sector;
- May be UIA members (except for those holding official functions within the association) ;
- 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.

The UIA/LexisNexis Rule of Law Award shall be awarded during the annual UIA congress’ Opening Ceremony, to be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, in Luxembourg.

Should you require further information, please contact UIA Headquarters by email or call to + 33 1 44 88 55 66.