Established in 2012 at the University of British Columbia, and funded by donations from Mr. Peter A. Allard, QC, the CAD $100,000 Allard Prize for International Integrity is awarded biennially to an individual, movement or organization that has demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership in combating corruption or protecting human rights, especially through promoting transparency, accountability, and the Rule of Law. The Allard Prize was launched in 2012 and became independent of the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia on June 21, 2019.
In 2013, the inaugural Allard Prize was awarded to Anna Hazare. Global Witness and Dr. Sima Samar were honoured as finalists.
In 2015, the Allard Prize was awarded to joint recipients John Githongo and Rafael Marques de Morais. Indonesia Corruption Watch and the late Sergei Magnitsky were honoured as finalists.
In 2017, the Allard Prize was awarded to Khadija Ismayilova. Azza Soliman and Brazil’s Car Wash Task Force were honoured as finalists.