In 2015 the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University has taken over The Hague Prize for International which was established in 2002. With a view to continuing the Prize Maastricht University will collaborate with the Municipality of Maastricht.
The main Prize will be awarded every five years to individuals who have made- through publications or achievements in the practice of law – a special contribution to the development of public international law or private international law or the advancement of the rule of law in the world. The Prize consists of a diploma, a monetary award of € 10.000,- and a drawing. The prize will be awarded for the first time in Maastricht on 8 December 2016.
In the intervening years when the main Prize is not awarded, a Junior Prize will be awarded to promising younger academics in the field of human rights. The Junior prize will be awarded for the first time in 2018. It will carry a financial award of € 3.000,-.
Recipients of the Hague Prize for International Law in the past included Prof. Shabtai Rosenne (2004), Prof. M. Cherif Bassiouni (2007), Dame Rosalyn Higgins (2009), Prof. Paul Lagarde (2011) and Prof. Georges Abi-Saab and Prof. Sir Elihu Lauterpacht (2013).
The Board of the Maastricht Prize Foundation hereby invites anyone to nominate candidates who deserve such recognition for their contribution to international law. Nominations for the Prize will be accepted until 1 August 2016. Chairperson of the Nominating Committee is Prof. L. Lijnzaad.
Reasoned recommendations for nominations should be sent to Prof. J. Vidmar, Secretary of the Nominating Committee, Maastricht University, Department of International and European Law, P.O. Box 616 Maastricht, The Netherlands, or by email:
law-maastrichtprize[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl by 1 August 2016.
Additional information can be found on the website of the Maastricht Prize.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Call for Nominations: Maastricht Prize for International Law
The Faculty of Law of Maastricht University has taken over The Hague Prize for International Law, which has been renamed the Maastricht Prize for International Law. The prize will consist of two separate prizes. The main prize is aimed at senior academics and awarded for an outstanding contribution in either public or private international law. In those years when the main prize is not awarded, the junior prize will be awarded to promising younger academics in the field of human rights. A call for nominations has been issued for the main prize, which will be awarded later this year. Here's the call: