World Jurist Awards

Since 1965, Charles Rhine, founding president of the World Peace Through Law Center, today known as the World Jurist Association, established as our association’s policy, to recognize outstanding worldwide personalities, of the legal and human rights-defense field.

Prime Ministers, Presidents, Ministers, Magistrates, Prosecutors, Judges, Academics, Lawyers, Directors of international organizations and outstanding WJA Members who have widely contributed to the achievement of the organization’s goals have been awarded by the nowadays World Jurist Association.

Brief history of our awards

Among others, the following notables have received the prestigious WJA Awards:

May 2023 | Madrid

Andrew Young. World Peace & Liberty Awards

It is a recognition that, as explained by the association, seeks to highlight Young's international work in favor of "social, political and economic progress of the oppressed around the world".

April 2023 | New York

Medal of Honor WJA

Stephen Breyer, Kerry Kennedy, Ignacio Sánchez Galán, Richard Wagner, Luis Almagro, Luc Lavrysen, Brian Preston.

July 2022 | Colombia

WJA Ruth Bader Ginsburg Medal of Honor

Wilson Ruiz Orejuela, Jaime Pumarejo Heins, Rafel Puyol, Jaime Montalvo, Francisco Rodríguez ,Jorge Martí Moreno, María Eugenia Gay

February 2020 | Washington

Ruth Bader Ginsburg. World Peace & Liberty Award

The World Peace & Liberty Award is a recognition granted since 1965 by the World Jurist Association, recognizing outstanding world personalities for their role in the defense of the Rule of Law in opposition to the use of force.

July 2019 | Madrid

King Felipe VI. World Peace & Liberty Award

In 2019, the prize was awarded to King Felipe VI of Spain for his role in defending the Rule of Law. His role as a leader in the defense of Democracy and Liberty at the international level and his contributions to the strengthening of the constitutional model in Spain.

July 2022 | Colombia

WJA Ruth Bader Ginsburg Medal of Honor

Christine Lagarde, Maite Oronoz, Rosario Silva De Lapuerta, Luz del Carmen Ibáñez, Gillian Triggs, Young Hye Kim.

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