Announced at the opening of Allard Hall, the home of the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia, the CAD $100,000 Allard Prize for International Integrity, conceived of and funded by alumnus Peter A. Allard, Q.C., is intended to recognize an individual, movement or organization that has demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption or protecting human rights, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the Rule of Law.
The Allard Prize is administered by the Allard School of Law. The Faculty has a deep and longstanding history of advancing human rights. Faculty members have been pioneers in articulating and supporting women’s human rights, the rights of First Nations and indigenous communities, and the rights of victims of crime. Faculty scholarship stands at the forefront of new thinking on crimes of corporate complicity, human trafficking, and economic and social rights. Faculty members have held respected positions as UN Rapporteurs and judges, and conducted judicial training at the national and international levels. Currently housed within the law school are programs which invite direct student engagement in advancing human rights, including the International Justice and Human Rights Clinic, The Innocence Project, the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic, and the Law Students Legal Advice Program.