2010 Gruber Justice Prize

A leading participant in the adoption of the United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Indian Law Resource Center has used international law to assert the rights of indigenous peoples in the Americas for more than thirty years.

As a lawyer, writer and teacher, John Dugard stood up for the victims of apartheid, helping to challenge apartheid laws and participating in the negotiation that led to the adoption of a constitution based on human rights in post-apartheid South Africa.

A retired justice of the High Court of Australia, Michael Kirby has championed the cause of victims of unjust regimes and discrimination based on sexual orientation, and has played a major role in the development of international human rights law, including laws relating to privacy and HIV/AIDS.