Senator Christopher Dodd presents the 2007 Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights to Pamela Merchant, Executive Director of the Center for Justice and Accountability.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 5th biennial Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights, to be awarded in the Fall of 2011 at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.  Previous recipients include Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair in 2003; Louise Arbour and Richard Goldstone in 2005; The Center for Justice & Accountability and Mental Disability Rights International in 2007; and The Committee to Protect Journalists in 2009. 

The Dodd Prize commemorates the distinguished career in public service of Thomas J. Dodd who, as Executive Trial Counsel at the Nuremberg Trials and a Connecticut Senator from 1959 to 1971, fought against infringement and suppression of human rights in the United States and abroad.

We strongly encourage you to submit nominations of worthy individuals or organizations for this award, which carries a $75,000 prize. 

Eligibility: The Dodd Prize shall be awarded to an individual or group who has furthered the cause of international human rights and justice through the legal process over an extended period of time.

Nomination Process and Deadline: Individuals and groups may be nominated. 

Self-nominations are not accepted.  Nominations are due on or before December 31, 2010.

Further information about the Dodd Prize, including the nomination form, can be found at