Winner 2017

Norton Rose Fulbright and the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution

The Award for Local Pro Bono Impact honors individual lawyers and law firms who have made an especially distinguished effort to use their skills for the benefit of their local community. Among six shortlisted projects, Norton Rose Fulbright stood out for their work with the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution. In support of South African victims of international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes of aggression, Norton Rose lawyers worked to revoke the  decision by the South African cabinet to unilaterally withdraw from the Rome Statute, which provided protection and held accountable those responsible for such crimes.