• Gwynne Skinner

    Human Rights Award

The Gwynne Skinner Human Rights Award was created in memory of ICAR Advisor and close friend Professor Gwynne Skinner. The award is presented in conjunction with the ICAR Annual Meeting to an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to corporate accountability that year.

Professor Gwynne Skinner was a Professor of Law at Willamette University. Professor Skinner also worked as an ICAR Advisor for over six years, serving as a resource, guide, mentor, and friend to the ICAR community. Her work litigating on the front lines of corporate accountability, producing scholarship, and thought-leadership on access to remedy, parent company accountability, and a range of other issues put her at the forefront of the agenda on business and human rights.

2020 Recipients

ICAR and the Gwynne Skinner Human Rights Award Selection Committee are pleased to announce the recipients of the Gwynne Skinner Human Rights Award, Alejandra Gonza and Al-HaqRead the announcement in English and Spanish.

Past Recipients

Steve Hitov, General Counsel, Coalition of Immokalee Workers (2019). Read the Announcement

How to Submit a Nomination

We are no longer accepting applications for the Gwynne Skinner Human Rights Award. Please check back in Summer 2021.

For more information on the Gwynne Skinner Human Rights Ceremony or next year’s nomination process, please contact skinneraward@icar.ngo.

A Selection Committee of leaders in corporate accountability as well as family members of Gwynne have been appointed to lead in the selection of the recipient.

The Selection Committee includes:

  • Anita Ramasastry, University of Washington School of Law
  • Paul Hoffman, Schonbrun DeSimone Spell & Hoffman LLP
  • Amol Mehra
  • Katie Gallagher, Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Melissa Tuck, ICAR
  • Ari Alvarez, Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • Beth Skrypzak, Gwynne Skinner’s wife