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January 13, 2017

Rosalie Abella has been named Global Jurist of the Year by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Center for International Human Rights. It's the latest in a series of honours for the Supreme Court of Canada justice and University of Toronto alumna. 

The Globe and Mail reports that former U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson nominated her for the award, which is for a current judge who has shown a lifetime of commitment in the face of adversity to defending human rights or principles of international criminal justice.