2002 Justice Prize Recipient
Member of Parliament of India, Senior Advocate in the Supreme Court of India, and President of the Bar Association of India, Fali Sam Nariman stands out as a leader promoting the universal rule of law in a modern era of emerging democracies and supportive systems of jurisprudence. First as a Senior Advocate and then as a Member of Parliament, he has played an important role in both establishing and enforcing the law in India.
Fali Sam Nariman, President of the Bar Association of India, has been an exemplary and principled advocate for justice. He has over many years given exceptional leadership in a legal community whose thinkers and doers have inspired the development of a creative jurisprudence that facilitates the binding together of a diverse nation, helps control the exercise of public power and seeks to enable the poor, minorities and the marginalized to claim their basic rights to human dignity.