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Abella named Global Jurist of the Year

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 1:46 PM | By Elisa Birnbaum

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Center for International Human Rights named Justice Rosalie Abella, who serves on the Supreme Court of Canada, its winner of the 2016 Global Jurist of the Year Award. The award was presented at a dinner on Jan. 25.

The Global Jurist of the Year Award honours a sitting judge, whether in an international or national court, who has demonstrated courage in the face of adversity to uphold and defend fundamental human rights or the principles of international criminal justice. Jurists from...