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The deadline closes in November 11th. In Early December the 10 finalist lawyers will be chosen. This selection will be made by a committee made up of representatives of the Bar of Caen, the City of Caen and the Mémorial. The competition final will take place at the Mémorial de Caen on sunday 2 February 2014. The 10 lawyers selected shall be invited to plead in public before a jury made up of experts in defending human rights. Candidates shall have no more than 15 minutes to plead their case; should they speak for longer, they may incur a sanction.
In 2013, the first prize was awarded to Maître Charles Merlen, from Lille – France
For his speech “Bradley Manning: a soldier of truth”.
More information and source: Caen Memorial