The University of Connecticut has announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2013 Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights. The prize is 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.
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.
The Dodd Prize will be awarded during the Fall of 2013 at the University of Connecticut.
Dodd Prize recipients are honored at an awards ceremony and make a public presentation to the university community and members of the general public. The award recipient receives a monetary prize of $75,000 and a commemorative bronze bust of Senator Thomas J. Dodd.