Buergenthal '60 receives Gruber Justice Prize

On October 30, Judge Thomas Buergenthal ’60 of the International Court of Justice was awarded the 2008 Gruber Foundation International Justice Prize. A Holocaust survivor, Judge Buergenthal was recognized for his work as a world leader in the struggle for justice. He co-authored the first international human rights law textbook in the United States and helped secure the Guatemalan government’s compliance with a court order ending executions of human rights activists by special tribunals.

Judge Buergenthal will share the $500,000 prize with Jerome J. Shestack, the former president of the American Bar Association and a human rights advocate.

The Gruber Foundation Justice Prize is presented to individuals or organizations for contributions that advance the cause of justice as delivered through the legal system.

Read about Judge Buergenthal in The Law School magazine

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