Columbia Global Freedom of Expression is delighted to announce a call for nominations for the 2018 Global Freedom of Expression Prizes that celebrate judicial decisions and legal services around the world that strengthen freedom of expression by promoting international standards. We feel that at a time when freedom of expression is threatened globally, there is a particular need to celebrate victories in defense of this fundamental right. We are inviting nominations from jurists, academics, and non-governmental organizations actively engaged in protecting freedom of expression. Nominees from around the world are eligible. The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2018. Preference shall be given to decisions and legal service rendered in the last 24 months, although older ones may also be considered.
The nominees are reviewed on the basis of significance of impact on freedom of expression and information, sound legal reasoning, and a global understanding of freedom of expression, including through references to international, regional and non-jurisdictional standards, laws, policies, or jurisprudence.
The Nominations Announcement could be found HERE
General information about the Prizes could be found HERE
Información en español: https://globalfreedomofexpression.columbia.edu/updates/2017/10/2018-global-freedom-expression-prize-nominations-open/?lang=es
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