Winner 2017

DLA Piper and UNICEF

In pro bono and public interest law, as in many walks of life, effective collaboration can produce amazing results. The Award for Exemplary Partnership in the Public Interest celebrates such work. This year’s winners, international law firm DLA Piper and the international child rights charity, UNICEF, excelled in their efforts to advance protection for children on a pro bono basis. This work was carried out in Bangladesh, where the partnership pushed forward child rights legislation, in Gambia, where law was reshaped to protect victims of child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting, and in Mexico, where the relationship between children’s rights and business was examined more closely.