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2014 Winner Robin Sully

Robin Sully

On Nov. 15, 2014, ICJ Canada Board member Robin Sully was presented with the Tarnolpolsky award for her outstanding contribution to human rights in her capacity as the Canadian Bar Association’s Director of International Development, a position in which she served for almost 20 years.

The award was presented in Ottawa, at the Canadian Council for International Law’s annual conference, by fellow ICJ Board member Errol Mendes.

Robin’s nomination was supported by heartfelt letters written by 25 senior judges and lawyers from Canada, Asia, and Africa who had had the opportunity to work with Robin and experience her passion for supporting the rule of law around the globe. Robin’s “principled and unwavering commitment to her goals,” her “collaborative and respectful approach to all players”, and her “boundless energy and enthusiasm” were cited as key reasons for the significant human rights results achieved through the CBA’s international projects during the almost 20 years that she served as Director of International Development. This award recognizes her great contribution to the field.

Please click pdfhere to read the comments Robin delivered at the Award ceremony, and click pdfhere to read Robin’s paper entitled, “Rule of Law and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda – It’s About Justice!”.