The afternoon of the 27th March 2012 was wonderful for me as I spent it at the Members' Dining Room at The House of Commons, London. It is always an honour being invited at the House of Commons and this time for me the honour was double as the reason for being there was that I was short-listed for the LawWorks & Attorney General Student Awards 2012 thanks to this blog-site, http://artistsvsdeathpenalty.blogspot.com/ .
The panel of the judges consisting of Isla Grant - Editor, LawCareers.Net, Thomas Laidlaw - Head of Academic Development, LexisNexis, Lucy Scott-Moncrieff - Vice President of the Law Society of England & Wales and Julian Webb - Professor of Legal Education, University of Warwick decided that thanks to http://artistsvsdeathpenalty.blogspot.com/ I should be short-listed for the Best Contribution by an Individual Student category of the LawWorks & Attorney General Student Awards 2012. The Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP approved their decision and that afternoon he highly commended me for creating this blog-site. For more about this event you could visit: http://lawworks.org.uk/student_awards_2012 .
I am really grateful indeed for being short-listed for the LawWorks & Attorney General Student Awards 2012 and being highly commended. Thanks to the publicity of this event http://artistsvsdeathpenalty.blogspot.com/ became known to more people raising awareness on the death penalty. Furthermore, I had one of the best afternoons of my life, where I had the opportunity to meet people I admire such as the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP, the Chairman of Law Works, Paul Newdick CBE and many more and to discuss with them about the abolition of the capital punishment.
I will always be grateful to the artists participating in http://artistsvsdeathpenalty.blogspot.com/ the followers of it, the visitors and everyone who have been sending me supporting and touching e-mails ever since this blog-site came into life a year and a half ago and the people who had written on their sites about it such as Mr Terry Lenamon and Mrs Reba Kennedy http://www.deathpenaltyblog.com/new-blog-to-check-out-artists-vs-death-penalty/ . It is my strong belief that if all of us work together doing the best we can the death penalty will be abolished worldwide sooner.