HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTE OF THE BAR OF BORDEAUX
INSTITUT DES DROITS DE L’HOMME DU BARREAU DE BORDEAUX
EUROPEAN BAR HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTE.
Established in 1984, the HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTE OF THE BAR OF BORDEAUX (HRIBB), is a private, nonprofit, grant-making organization, according to the French law of 1901, whose aim is :
- to encourage the training of lawyers in Human Rights, in International Criminal Law and generally in all legal matters in order to ensure the defence of civil and individual rights in Europe and all around the world.
- to promote and, on a regional, national and international level, ensure the enforcement of defence rights, the supremacy of law, and the struggle against racism and intolerance in any form.
- to periodically establish reports and up-dates on the working of criminal jurisdictions, the respect of defence rights and the treatment of those charged with and convicted of offences.
As a non-profit making organisation, apart from the involvement of its members, the IDHBB is member of the EUROPEAN BAR HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTE.
In accordance with its statutes, the HRIBB’s mission is to ensure the awarding of a biennial prize called, the " Ludovic Trarieux International Prize for Human Rights " to " a lawyer, regardless of nationality or Bar who, by his work, his activity or his suffering, will have illustrated the defence of human rights, defence rights, the supremacy of law, and the struggle against racism and intolerance in any form ".
The " Ludovic Trarieux International Prize for Human Rights " was set up in memory of Ludovic TRARIEUX (1840-1904), a lawyer at the Bar of Bordeaux, President of the Bar in 1877-1878, successively Member of Parliament then Senator of the Gironde, Minister of the Justice (1895), his unflinching commitment as a supporter of the Alfred DREYFUS affair and his role in the 1898 creation of the " French League for the Defence of Human Rights and the Citizen ", a movement totally independent of any political or religious belief, whose aim was to ensure the enforcement of the rights of the individual and the liberty to protect its principles, as its founder and first President.
Since 2003, the Prize is awarded every year in partnership by the Human Rights Institute of The Bar of Bordeaux, the Human Rights Institute of the Bar of Paris, the Human Rights Institute of The Bar of Brussels, l'Unione forense per la tutela dei diritti dell'uomo (Roma) and the European Bar Human Rights Institute (IDHAE) whose members are the biggest european law societies fighting for human rights such as The Law Society of England and Wales, Rechtsanwaltskamme Berlin, Ordre français des Avocats du barreau de Bruxelles, barreau de Luxembourg or Polish National Council of the Bar (Warsaw). It is presented every year in a city that is home to one of the member Institutes.
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