The Moore Prize

2023 Judges

Geoffrey Robertson KC

Geoffrey Robertson KC has had a distinguished career as a trial counsel and human rights advocate. He has been a United Nations war crimes judge, a counsel in many notable trials, has defended hundreds of people facing death sentences in the Caribbean and has won landmark ruling on civil liberty from the highest courts in Britain, Europe and the Commonwealth.  He is founder and joint head of Doughty Street Chambers, the largest human rights practice in Europe, a Master of the Middle Temple and a visiting professor at the New College of Humanities in London.

His books include Crimes Against Humanity, an inspiration for the global justice movement. Geoffrey’s many awards include a Freedom of Information award for his writing and broadcasting, the New York Bar Association’s Award for Distinction in International Laws and Affairs, and the Australian Humanitarian of the Year in 2014.  In 2018 he was awarded an Order of Australia for “his distinguished service to the law and legal profession as an international human rights lawyer and advocate for global civil liberties”.  

Dr Roja Fazaeli

Dr Roja Fazaeli is Professor in Islamic Civilisations and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin.  Roja has published widely on the subjects of Islamic feminisms, women religious authorities, woman’s rights in Iran and the relationship between human rights and religion.  She is currently the chairperson of the board of directors of the Immigrant Council of Ireland and a member of the board of directors of Front Line Defenders, Scholars at Risk Europe and Iran Academia. Roja has been the Scholars at Risk representative at Trinity College since 2009 and was previously on the boards of the Irish Refugee Council, Azadi Andisheh (the Association for Freedom of Thought) and Amnesty International Ireland.

Dr Jacqueline Dugard

Dr Jacqueline Dugard is a senior lecturer in the discipline of Human Rights at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights and the Department of Political Science, Columbia University.  Prior to this, Jackie was an Associate Professor in the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, where she is now a Visiting Professor.  She was a co-founder and the first Executive Director of the non-governmental organisation, Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa and the founding first Director of the Gender Equality Office at Witwatersrand. She is a Global Fellow at the Centre on Law and Social Transformation (U of Bergen, Norway), an Associate Senior Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute and an Affiliate at the Centre for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University’s School of Law.