International Bridges to Justice Auction Sponsorship Proposal Gala Dinner and Auction Tuesday 20 th November, 2012 Grand Hyatt, Singapore
International Bridges to Justice Message from IBJ’s Founder and CEO – Karen TseYou are invited to join an urgent cause that is mobilizingthe exceptional leadership and commitment of lawyers tostrengthen the rule of law in Southeast Asia and beyond.Please join your peers in Singapore’s business and legalcommunities in becoming a corporate sponsor ofInternational Bridges to Justice’sSingapore Gala and Auction on 20 November,2012 at the Grand Hyatt.International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) is a non‐profit, non‐governmental organizationincorporated in the United States that is dedicated to empowering lawyers to protectthe basic legal rights of ordinary individuals around the world. Specifically, IBJ worksto guarantee everyone in these countries the right to competent legal representationand the right to a fair trial. Within Asia, IBJ has well-established programs in China,Cambodia, and India.We expect more than 200 guests will attend, drawn from major law firms, academia,multinational corporations and the diplomatic community from both Singapore and therest of the region. This event will provide IBJ with the resources it needs to help theJustice Training Centre continue its vital work in the region.Your generosity as a sponsor will significantly boost IBJ’s efforts to enhance rule oflaw in judicial systems in developing countries and to ensure access to justice forordinary citizens.We hope you will join us in showcasing Singapore as an inspiring model for progressin the region. Karen I. Tse Founder & CEO
Who we areIn 2010, IBJ Singapore was awarded funding from the Lien Foundation toestablish a Justice Training Centre in Singapore that is serving as aregional hub to manage our projects in Southeast Asia. Additionally, IBJSingapore received a grant from the Economic Development Board underthe International Organisations Development Scheme.IBJ does not seek to train Singaporean lawyers; rather, our Training Centredraws upon Singapore’s educated and experienced legal community inpromoting rule of law and access to justice in the developing countrieswhere we have a presence. We work closely with the Law Society ofSingapore and have been extremely fortunate to have hosted esteemedmembers of the Singaporean and international legal communities, such asSubhas Anandan of RHT Taylor Wessing and Phillip Jeyaretnam of Roydikand Davidson, at our roundtable events and training sessions and asjudges in our JusticeMakers competition.In 2011, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IBJ Singaporeconducted the first-ever training programme of lawyers and governmentofficials from the countries comprising ASEAN. We then partnered with theMFA to conduct a training programme of lawyers and governmental andmilitary officials in Laos. Upcoming training events are planned inCambodia and Myanmar, along with International Bridges to Justice’sinaugural Global Defender Forum to be held in Singapore in 2013.
Our VisionWe envision a world where the basic legal rights of everyman, woman and child are respected in case of an arrestor judicial accusation. In particular: the right to competentlegal representation, the right to be free from torture and cruel treatment, and the right to a fair trial. It is a world where the institutionalization of fair and effective justice practices have eliminated the use of torture as the cheapest method of investigation.A world where each and every person is knowledgeable about his/her rights and is empowered to demand that they are upheld in practice. A world where international human rights standards and relevant local laws are brought to life in the everydaypractice of justice and through the consciousness of each and every actor of the judicial system.
How your generous donation will helpProceeds from the auction can make a significantdifference: • $25 distributes 100 rights-awareness posters, potentially reaching thousands of ordinary people with essential rights education • $100 will deliver rights-awareness information to juvenile defendants in pretrial detention • $250 can bring together a roundtable meeting of judges, lawyers and police, fostering better institutional respect for peoples rights • $500 can provide the criminal justice community with practical skills to protect individuals rights • $1,000 will connect police officers with training in lawful and effective methods of investigation • $10,000 supports a defense lawyer working full-time to deliver access to justice to the neediest accused
Sponsor benefits Sponsoring the 2012 International Bridges to Justice Gala Dinner and Auction will provide the following benefits:• Brand and product exposure to more than 200 high profile members of the legal, philanthropic, academic and business communities of Singapore, your company’s perfect target market;• Business description, logo and contact details in auction booklet, which will be given to every guests upon arrival at their table for perusal;• Donated item to be showcased prominently in the reception area of the Gallery at the Grand Hyatt during the cocktail reception, with guests mingling and browsing through items and details throughout the course of the event;• Logo on IBJ website for period of 2 months (inclusive of prior and following gala);• Mention in IBJ Annual Report 2012;• Promotion during either the silent or live auction (depending on the auction your donation is allocated to) Partnership opportunities available Opportunity to host private pre-event cocktail reception for high- level donor available.