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2018 Global Freedom of Expression Prize Nominations Are Now Open

2018 Global Freedom of Expression Prize Nominations Are Now Open

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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The Legal 500 Supports the Billable Hour Campaign to Help Save the Children

The Legal 500 Supports the Billable Hour Campaign to Help Save the Children

The Legal 500 has teamed up with the Billable Hour campaign, set up by Sean Jones QC. This year the campaign is supporting Save the Children which is raising money in order to aid children across the world who are facing persecution, injustice and hunger. In 2016 Save the Children helped more than 22 million kids dealing with these kinds of struggles.

Since 2015, the Billable Hour has raised £250,000, but more could be done so the campaign is keen for legal professionals to participate. Those that donate one hour of their billable time will be added to the “Billable Hour Heroes” list.

To learn more about the Billable Hour campaign and to donate, click below:

http://www.legal500.com/assets/pages/billable-hour/billable-hour.html

 

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