ACLRC Civil Liberties and Human Rights Award 2019

The purpose of the ACRLC Civil Liberties and Human Rights Award is to recognize an Albertan who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting civil liberties and human rights through legal research, education or advocacy. The Award can be made to an individual, an association or corporation, including a not-for-profit or advocacy organization, or a group of people working together.

The Award will be presented at the Centre’s annual celebration of International Human Rights Day, which commemorates the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Nominations should include information about how the nominee’s contributions include one or more of the following:

•      Demonstrate a solid commitment to the advancement of human rights and civil liberties, aimed at contributing to achieving a more just and fair society;

•      Promote an understanding of civil liberties and human rights through inclusive dialogue and communication between persons of different backgrounds;

•      Develop innovative methods for valuing the importance of civil liberties and human rights through education, research and/or advocacy;

•      Organize, create and/or facilitate academic or community events which promote respect for diversity, inclusiveness and the importance of a civil society, free from bias and discrimination; or

•      Reflect Alberta’s diverse population, including work with Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of linguistic, ethnic, queer, and other minority communities.

All types of experiences will be considered, including those which may fall outside of a mainstream educational, research and legal practice setting. Consideration will also be given to the challenges faced by the nominee - personal and other – in becoming a leader in the promotion of civil liberties and human rights.

Nominators provide all details regarding the nominees in a nomination package and fax, mail, or e-mail it to the ACLRC office. All nomination packages received by the ACLRC should include:

 •      A letter from the nominator explaining how the candidate’s background, career and activities qualify them for the Award;

•      A curriculum vitae outlining the nominee’s qualifications for the nomination; and

•      A maximum of 2 letters in support of the nomination.

When the nomination package is received, the nominee will be contacted to confirm their participation and willingness to accept the Award if chosen.

The complete nomination package must be received by the ACRLC by no later than October 15, 2019.