International Justice Prize at The National Constitution Center

Date: 
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: 
F.M. Kirby Auditorium, National Constitution Center Independence Mall, 525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA
United States

The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, which honors and encourages educational excellence, social justice and scientific achievements, is awarding its 2011 Justice Prize to five recipients at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The foundation will present the recipients with a $500,000 unrestricted cash prize as well as a gold medal and citation.

Being recognized are:

The event is free and open to the public, and will feature a panel discussion with the recipients entitled, "Justice Under Law; Practical Challenges." Former Chief Justice of South Africa, Arthur Chaskalson, will moderate this panel.

Also participating in the event will be Justice Prize Selection Advisory Board members Param Cumaraswamy, Robert Kushen, and the Honorable Bernice Donald. Together with the recipients, the participants span five continents and represent a broad scope of human rights works.

The Gruber International Prize program is second only to Nobel in financial award. This will be the final Justice Prize awarded by the Gruber Foundation, although the mission of the Prize will continue at Yale as part of the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women's Rights. The program's core components will be the Global Constitutionalism Seminar, the Gruber Distinguished Global Justice and Women's Rights Lectures, and the Gruber Global Justice and Women's Rights Fellowships.

Categories
Topic: 
Civil Rights
Topic: 
Law/International Law
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Human Rights