UN Human Rights Commissioner wins 2010 Stockholm Human Rights Award

Ms Navanthem Pillay

At a ceremony on 30 November, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Navanethem (Navi) Pillay was given the Stockholm Human Rights Award 2010 for her life-long service to the rule of law and human rights and for her role in the development of groundbreaking jurisprudence on rape as genocide.

The Stockholm Human Rights Award is a joint initiative by The International Bar Association (IBA), the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) and the Swedish Bar Association. It was initiated in 2009, and the first recipient of the award was the South African judge Richard Goldstone.

Ms Pillay delivered a lecture with the title Human Rights at work: A view from OHCHR Shopfloor.

See the ceremony here

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