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Asian Society of International Law Young Scholar Prize

This bi-annual prize is awarded by the Asian Society of International Law for the best article by a younger scholar published in the Asian Journal of International Law (AsianJIL).

The winner receives £250 worth of Cambridge University Press books and membership of the Asian Society of International Law for one year.


2019 prize-winners

First prize was awarded to two individuals: to Prabhakar Singh for the article "Of International Law, Semi-colonial Thailand, and Imperial Ghosts" published in Volume 9, Issue 1; and to Henrietta Zeffert for the article "The Lake Home: International Law and the Global Land Grab" published in Volume 8, Issue 2.

Second prize was awarded to Amit Kumar Sinha for the article "Non-Precluded Measures Provisions in Bilateral Investment Treaties of South Asian Countries" published in Volume 7, Issue 2.

Third prize was awarded to two individuals: to Eliana Cusato for the article "Overcoming the 'Logic of Exception': A Critique of the UN Security Council's Response to Environmental Damage from the 1990-1 Gulf War" published in Volume 9, Issue 1; and Ranyta Yusran for the article "The ASEAN Convention against Trafficking in Persons: A Preliminary Assessment" published in Volume 8, Issue 1.


2017 prize-winners

The inaugural Young Scholar Prize was awarded at the Society's 6th Biennial Conference in Seoul in 2017 to Victor KATTAN for the article Decolonizing the International Court of Justice: The Experience of Judge Sir Muhammad Zafrulla Khan in the South West Africa Cases published in Asian Journal of International Law, Volume 5, Issue 2, July 2015.

Two runners-up were Sun THATHONG for the article Lost in Fragmentation: The Traditional Knowledge Debate Revisited published in Asian Journal of International Law, Volume 4, Issue 2, July 2014 and Kalana SENARATNE for Internal Self-Determination in International Law: A Critical Third-World Perspective published in Asian Journal of International Law, Volume 3, Issue 2, July 2013.