Thomas J. Dodd Prize

Nominations and applications for the Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights are now being accepted. The Prize is awarded biennially by the University of Connecticut and is presented to an individual or group who has made a significant effort to advance the cause of international justice and global human rights. The Dodd Prize commemorates the distinguished career in public service of Thomas J. Dodd who, as Executive Trial Counsel at the Nuremberg Trials and a Connecticut Senator from 1959 to 1971, fought against infringement and suppression of human rights in the United States and abroad.

The Dodd Prize will be awarded during the Fall of 2013 at the University of Connecticut. Dodd Prize recipients are honored at an awards ceremony and make a public presentation to the university community and members of the general public. The award recipient receives a monetary prize of $75,000 and a commemorative bronze bust of Senator Thomas J. Dodd.

Previous recipients include Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair in 2003; Louise Arbour and Richard Goldstone in 2005; The Center for Justice & Accountability and Mental Disability Rights International in 2007; The Committee to Protect Journalists in 2009; and the Center for Justice and International Law in 2011.

Eligibility: The Dodd Prize shall be awarded to an individual or group who has furthered the cause of international human rights and justice through the legal process over an extended period of time.

Nomination Process: The Dodd Prize will be publicly announced on this website and through appropriate human rights publications at least one year prior to the date of its awarding. Individuals and groups shall be nominated for the Dodd Prize by members of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center's Advisory Board, by previous winners of the Dodd Prize and by human rights organizations and judges and staff of the International Human Rights Tribunals, and members of the public. The Dodd Prize Selection Committee will not accept self-nominations.

The Dodd Prize Selection Committee will review the nominees and will recommend no less than three and no more than five nominees to the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center's Advisory Board. The Advisory Board will review the names sent forward by the Selection Committee and recommend a prize recipient to the President of the University of Connecticut at least six months prior to the awarding of the prize.

Nomination Form and Deadline: Nominations for the 2013 Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights will be accepted through December 31, 2012.

To submit a nomination, please choose either a an Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word version of the nomination form and send it via mail, or email to the Thomas J. Dodd Prize Selection Committee.

Thomas J. Dodd Prize Selection Committee
c/o Lisa J. Laplante
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205
Storrs, CT 06269-1205 USA





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