An unusual request to ACP members

Roisin O’Shea write this letter to Tony Flannery, of the ACP Leadership Team:
I need your support.
My proposal for an EU Community Family Justice model, that was an outcome of my international family law workshop in March at W.I.T., has been nominated for an Innovating Justice award by the Hague Institute [Scroll down to see the email below]. The organisers ask that I send their email to my network, family and friends to vote. The three proposals that secure the greatest amount of votes go on to be considered by a closed jury. My proposal is for an overarching family justice model, that puts mediation centre stage, to be used in the same way by all Member States, the research centre would be based at W.I.T. if we can get the funding. The first part of the voting process, which is worldwide, is essentially a public vote, so I need every vote I can get!
Voting is now open and ends on October 8th. Voting has now been simplified, go to
http://www.innovatingjusticeawards.com/View-Idea/165?idea=1629, register, log in and vote.
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Confirmation of participation and voting instructions
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 19:23:22 +0200
From: Innovating Justice Communications <communications@innovatingjustice.com>
To: ‘Roisin O’ Shea’ <info@roisinoshea.ie>
Dear Ms. O’ Shea,
We would like to congratulate you with your nomination for the Innovating Justice Award 2012 for Best Innovative Idea! Realization of your Innovative Idea could have a major positive impact and help to develop new ways to meet the need for justice around the world.
On the Awards website you will find asummary of your Innovative Idea  and the possibility to vote. Only one vote per email address is allowed. The detailed description  of your Innovative Idea is available on the Innovating Justice website. There you can follow the remarks made about your Innovative Idea and discuss with experts. Please use this opportunity to connect to the experts of the Innovating Justice community. Cooperation is one of the most important factors for successful innovation.
How the winner will be selected
–       Voting is possible until 1st of October 2012, 1PM CET
–       In addition to the voting, three wildcards will be given by the innovators who participated in the competition in 2011
–       The top three voted Innovative Ideas and the three that got a wildcard will be assessed by a jury, who decides which Innovative Idea wins the Innovating Justice Award 2012 for Best Innovative Idea.
Voting is very easy:
–       Go to this page on the Innovating Justice Awards website and click on the voting button.
–       Register as user by filling in your email address, name and choose a password. An email will be sent to confirm your registration.
Please note that only one vote per email address is allowed.
Promote your Innovative Idea
You can forward this email to your network, family and friends and ask them to vote for your Innovative Idea by clicking on above the link and follow the instructions. The more people you get involved, the bigger the chance that your entry will be among the top three voted Innovative Ideas.
We want to wish you the best of luck and let the voting begin!
Kind regards,
Rob van Rooij
Innovating Justice Awards Manager
Communications@innovatingjustice.com | +31 70 349 4418
Innovating Justice Project Office:
Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law
Anna van Saksenlaan 51 | P.O. Box 93033 | 2509 AA The Hague | The Netherlands
Follow us: @InnoJustice

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  1. Sounds like a very worthwhile project and Roisin O’Shea has clearly achieved a lot in this area already.
    Voting is straightforward, though possibly a little bewildering at first and you may need to use a Gmail account.
    Attempt to vote. You will be asked to register. Do that. Log in. Vote for real.

  2. Would you consider putting the “Submit Comment” button below the Captcha code. I don’t know how many times I’ve hit the button not having seen the code and when you backpage your original text is gone.
    Just a thought in the interest of continued serenity.

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