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John Gibson Award – Nomination for 2018 Award Open


Jan Cossar and Harry Cossar-Gilbert accepting the 2016 John Gibson Award on behalf of W Guy Gilbert from Glenn McGowan QC.


2017: Daniel Webb

2016: W. Guy Gilbert

2015: Nola Karapanagiotidis

2014: Richard Niall SC


Nominate for 2018 John Gibson Award

The ICJ Victoria calls for nominations for the John Gibson Award. The John Gibson Award is awarded in honour of the late John Gibson, who was a scholar, barrister, father, and outstanding and tireless human rights and refugee advocate.

Nominations close 17 December 2018

This Award has the following criteria, the recipient shall:

1. be a Victorian;

2. be a prominent advocate for human rights and/or refugee interests;

3. have distinguished him or herself by advancing and promoting human rights and/or refugee issues in the public domain or the legal sphere by positively and effectively advocating the interests of refugees, asylum seekers and/or sections of the community in need of assistance by reference to their human rights. Such advocacy may be in Courts, in the public domain, in private work or on committees. As a result, the recipient is likely to (but need not) be well known publicly or in the legal community.