The bi-ennial Allard Prize for International Integrity was awarded Sept. 28 to Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova. The brave woman who exposed kleptocracy was unable to attend the University of British Columbia ceremony due to a travel ban.
Egyptian women’s rights lawyer Azza Soliman and Brazil’s Car Wash (Lava Jato) prosecution team received honourable mention.
The Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald was the keynote speaker. He compared Barack Obama’s legacy to the Justin Trudeau administration, which is reaching mid-term.