Former anti-corruption chief Kovesi awarded by Harvard, congratulated by US Embassy

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Former head of the National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA), Laura Codruta Kovesi was honoured by the prestigious Harvard University.

The 6th Annual Harvard Law International Women’s Day Portrait Exhibit showcased the astounding contributions of women around the world to the areas of law and policy. The honorees—each of whom were nominated by HLS students, faculty or staff—are powerful voices in their respective fields, whether they are sitting on a high court bench, standing in front of a classroom, or marching in the streets“, reads an announcement on the website of the Harvard Law School.

Among the 20 honorees of 2019 presented by the International Women’s Day Exhibit Committee, there is also Laura Codruta Kovesi. She was Romania’s Prosecutor General and chief prosecutor of the anti-corruption watchdog. In December last year she joined the race for the helm of the European Prosecutor’s Office. She was the proposal of the European Parliament committees, outranking the French candidate who had been favored after the COPER vote.

The Harvard Law School’s tradition is dating back in 2013, awarding every spring tens of women in politics and law from around the world who had a significant contribution in their fields of activity during the past year.

The US Embassy in Bucharest has congratulated Kovesi on Thursday for being included on the final annual list of women with astounding contributions in the world in the areas of law and legislation.

“Congratulations, Laura Codruta Kovesi, for being included on the list of women in March by the Harvard Women’s Law Association,” the US Embassy’s message reads.

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