The Katharine & George Alexander Law Prize
2012 Award Winner: Almudena Bernabeu, attorney with The Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA) a not-for-profit human rights law firm based in San Francisco. Ms. Bernabeu is the lead prosecutor who brought charges against Salvadoran officials for the massacre of Jesuit priests in 1989
2011 Award Winner: Paul Van Zyl, former Executive Secretary of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, co-founder of the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), and now the CEO of PeaceVentures.
2010 Award Winner: Shadi Sadr, an Iranian lawyer who has risked her life in her efforts to protect the human rights of women, activists, and journalists, and who launched the "End Stoning Forever" campaign and Raahi, a legal center for women which has been forced to close since Ms. Sadr has been in exile.
2009 Award Winner: Mario Joseph, one of Haiti's most influential and respected human rights attorneys and Managing Attorney of the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), which uses prominent human rights cases and a victim-centered approach to force open the doors of Haiti's justice system for the country's poor majority.
2008 Award Winner: Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Alabama, where he and his colleagues have helped reduce or overturn death sentences in more than sixty cases.