• Gwynne Skinner

    Human Rights Award

The Gwynne Skinner Human Rights Award was created in memory of ICAR Advisor and close friend Professor Gwynne Skinner. The award is presented in conjunction with the ICAR Annual Meeting to an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to corporate accountability that year.

Professor Gwynne Skinner was a Professor of Law at Willamette University. Professor Skinner also worked as an ICAR Advisor for over six years, serving as a resource, guide, mentor, and friend to the ICAR community. Her work litigating on the front lines of corporate accountability, producing scholarship, and thought-leadership on access to remedy, parent company accountability, and a range of other issues put her at the forefront of the agenda on business and human rights.

Past Recipients

Steve Hitov, General Counsel, Coalition of Immokalee Workers (2019). Read the Announcement

How the Nomination Process Works / How to Make a Nomination

A Selection Committee of leaders in corporate accountability as well as family members of Gwynne have been appointed to lead in the selection of the recipient.

The Selection Committee includes:

Katie Gallagher, Center for Constitutional Rights;
Ari Alvarez
Paul Hoffman, Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman LLP;
Anita Ramasastry, University of Washington School of Law;
Beth Skrypzak, Gwynne Skinner’s wife.

Instructions for how to nominate an individual or an organization will be posted here once the nomination process for the 2020 Gwynn Skinner Human Rights Award begins.

For more information, please contact skinneraward@icar.ngo