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Human Rights Lawyer of the Year Award

20 October 2017

Winner

Tobias Garnett - p24

Human rights lawyer of the year winner Tobias Garnett p24 platform for independent journalismFollowing its failed coup, Turkey's become the world's biggest jailer of journalists. In Istanbul Tobias represents journalists imprisoned without trial in precedent-setting applications to the ECtHR, whilst coordinating interventions from INGOs and supranational institutions, and raising awareness of the attacks on the media and free expression with journalists and diplomats.

Lucy Claridge - Minority Rights Group International

Human rights lawyer of the year highly commended Lucy Claridge Minority Rights Group InternationalLucy is a champion of the rights of minorities and indigenous peoples, some of the most vulnerable and marginalised communities worldwide. Her successful litigation on their behalf and sheer determination to secure the implementation of positive rulings is bringing hope and change to the lives of entire communities.

Toufique Hossain - Duncan Lewis Solicitors

Human rights lawyer of the year highly commended Toufique Hossain Duncan Lewis SolicitorsToufique is director of public law at Duncan Lewis. He specialises in immigration and asylum matters, and is developing practice in wider public law issues. Toufique is committed to challenging the Home Office's policies and practices and is nurturing a new generation of lawyers to do the same.

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