Call for Nominations for $100,000 Anti-Corruption Prize 

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Call for Nominations for $100,000 Anti-Corruption Prize 

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DATE: December 7, 2016
MEDIA CONTACT:  Audrey Baker, (510) 550-8173/ Audrey@fcpcommunications.com

Call for Nominations for $100,000 Anti-Corruption Prize 
Allard Prize for International Integrity Recognizes Individuals Movements or Organizations that have Shown Courage and Leadership in Combating Corruption

December 7, 2016 –Worldwide – Leading up to International Anti-Corruption Day, The Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia is launching nominations for the 2017 Allard Prize for International Integrity. The $100,000 (Canadian Dollars) prize is awarded biennially to an individual, movement or organization that has demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the Rule of Law.

Click here to nominate a global anti-corruption leader.

Created and funded by alumnus Peter A. Allard, Q.C., the $100,000 (CAD) prize is one of the largest awards in the world recognizing efforts to combat corruption and promote human rights. The Allard Prize was first awarded in 2013.

"Today the world faces unprecedented challenges from corruption,” said Peter Allard. “On International Anti-Corruption Day, leaders, governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, the media and citizens around the world join forces to bring awareness of global corruption. The Allard Prize for International Integrity is accepting nominations for exceptional individuals, movements and organizations that fight for transparency and accountability every day.”

The Allard Prize receives nominations from over 50 countries across six continents. Nominees have included prominent world leaders, academics, grassroots activists, social movements and charitable groups dedicated to specific social issues. Past winners include John Githongo, Rafael Marques de Morais and Anna Hazare. John Githongo, 2015 Allard Prize recipient, made strides towards political transparency in Kenya, where he exposed a $1 billion corruption scandal within the very administration that had hired him to serve as their permanent secretary for government and ethics. 

“Being selected as a finalist for the Allard Prize is a humbling honor,” explained Githongo. “That the Allard Prize exists demonstrates recognition of the importance of service delivered wholeheartedly and unencumbered by self-interest.”

The 2017 recipient of the Allard Prize will be announced at an award ceremony on September 28, 2017. Recipients and finalists will also be featured on Allard Prize social media channels and given the opportunity for international media coverage. The deadline for nominations is January 15, 2017. For further information please see our Prize Criteria. For questions, contact: allardprize@allard.ubc.ca.

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The Allard Prize for International Integrity
Established in October 2012 and funded by alumnus Peter A. Allard, Q.C., the Allard Prize for International Integrity is awarded to an individual, movement or organization that has shown exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the Rule of Law. The Allard Prize, administered by the Peter A. Allard School of Law, is steered by the Allard Prize Committee in consultation with the Allard Prize Advisory Board composed of members of the anti-corruption and human rights communities worldwide. Learn more at www.allardprize.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Peter A. Allard School of Law
The Peter A. Allard School of Law is committed to being one of the world's great centers for legal education and research. As part of an outstanding public university situated in one of the most open, diverse and beautiful places in the world, the Allard School of Law offers an inspiring environment that combines rigorous professional legal training with an awareness of the role of law in society.  Its faculty engages in research with national and global reach and provides students with some of the most extensive and innovative curricular opportunities of any Canadian law school. Learn more at http://www.allard.ubc.ca/.