FEEDBACK – Tenth City of Lyon’s Human Rights Prize granted to the Foundation’s protégé

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On March 1st, 2016 the city of Lyon awarded its tenth Human Rights Prize to Handicap International Foundation’s protégé, Dr. Christelle Palluel, for her work on litigation strategies and the case of Turkey within the European Court of Justice.


 

Every year, for the past ten years, the city of Lyon has been awarding a Human Rights Prize to reward the work and dedication to human rights of young academics specializing in Public International Law.

A work on Turkey’s litigation strategies rewarded

This year, the award went to Dr. Christelle Palluel for her work on Turkey’s litigation strategies within the European Court of Justice. A staff member of Forum-Réfugiés Cosi, Dr. Palluel was able to provide deeper and valuable insights into Turkey’s treatment of minorities, whether they were Kurds living in the country for years, and often being discriminating against, or asylum seekers, refugees and migrants, sometimes just passing through.

 

<img src="Jury and awardees of the Human Rights Prize.jpg" alt="Dr. Jean-Baptiste Richardier, the jury, Dr. Christelle Palluel (in front of Dr. Richardier) and her thesis director prior to the ceremony." /> <p>Eight people standing in front of the camera.</p>

Dr. Jean-Baptiste Richardier, the jury, Dr. Christelle Palluel (in front of Dr. Richardier) and her thesis director prior to the ceremony.

 

The Foundation was particularly pleased with the jury’s decision this year as Dr. Palluel’s candidature had been supported throughout the nomination process, by Jean-Baptiste Richardier, the Executive Director of Handicap International Foundation.

A ceremony held in Lyon under the best possible circumstances

The ceremony was part of the opening night of a film festival entitled “Law, justice and cinema”. Held in Lyon by the Institut Lumière and organized by Thierry Frémaux, the Director of the Cannes Film Festival, the latter was launched in the presence of Jack Lang, a former French Minister of Culture and the present Director of the Arab World Institute in Paris.

 

<img src="Human Rights Prize.jpg" alt="Dr. Christelle Palluel receiving the city of Lyon's Human Rights Prize with the support of Dr. Jean-Baptiste Richardier" /> <p>Six people standing on a stage.</p>

Dr. Christelle Palluel receives the city of Lyon’s Human Rights Prize with the support of Dr. Jean-Baptiste Richardier.