Mrs Agnieszka Kwas-Wilczewska, a member of the Joint Force Training Centre’s legal team, has been awarded the 2020 “Serge Lazareff Prize” for her continuous support and cooperation with the Allied Command Operation’s legal services. This prestigious prize is awarded by the Allied Command Operation’s Office of Legal Affairs.


“Mrs Kwas-Wilczewska has been a major facilitator to urgent and complex legal matters to ensure the successful achievement of complex legal works and the protection of NATO status. Her contribution has ensured the development of the North Atlantic Council mandates to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe” – Mr Andres Munoz Mosquera, the Director of the Allied Command Operation’s Office of Legal Affairs, stated in a letter announcing the award.

Congratulations to Mrs Kwas-Wilczewska and the whole JFTC Office of Legal Affairs!


About the Prize

Since 2017 the Allied Command Operation’s (ACO) Office of Legal Affairs has hosted the Serge Lazareff Prize for honouring individuals, both engaged with NATO/ACO and from outside of the organisation, whose work has proved to be outstanding and helpful for supporting and/or developing the knowledge of NATO legal position(s) in accordance with different governing treaties and/or in relation with NATO-led operations and NATO archives as an international organisation.

Not only does the prize honour the individual who contributes to improving the NATO legal framework and service, but also honours the memory of Serge Lazareff, an exceptional scholar, lawyer and legal practitioner, who, among his various and extended merits and achievements, helped and developed the NATO legal status.


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