Mirna D. Goransky received the 2013 M.C. Bassiouni Justice Award
at a ceremony at the EUI in Florence, 20 May 2013

Mrs. Goransky, portrayed by the Italian painter Roberto Caruso

Mrs. Mirna D. Goransky – Deputy General Prosecutor of the Office of the National Attorney General in Argentina – was awarded the 2013 M.C. Bassiouni Justice Award in Florence today in recognition of (a) her distinguished service to national criminal justice for core international crimes committed in Argentina in the period from 1976 to 1983; (b) the courage, persistence, strength and professionalism that she has shown as a prosecutor of the Argentine Special Unit to Investigate Human Rights Crimes; (c) her outstanding management ability as a criminal justice leader, having set an example within her country and internationally by the way she has nurtured and protected unity, inclusiveness, quality control and productivity in her prosecution teams; and (d) the manner in which she has excelled as a female career prosecutor in a society of rampant machismo – with distinct solidarity, empathy, fairness and warmth characterizing her professional service. Mrs. Goransky stands out among her peers in Argentina and Latin America as a whole. Please read more at    
The 2013 Award Committee consisted of Professor M.C. Bassiouni, Mr. Arne Willy Dahl (Judge Advocate General, Norway), Mr. Wolfgang Kaleck (General Secretary, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights), Mr. Alf Butenschøn Skre (Secretary), Professor Morten Bergsmo (Chair), and the present writer.
The 2014 M.C. Bassiouni Justice Award will emphasize outstanding academic contributions to international criminal law. Nominations should be sent to by 1 December 2013. 
Kind regards,
Richard J. Goldstone
Member, Committee for the 2013 M.C. Bassiouni Justice Award
Member, FICHL Advisory Board

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