The Faculty of Law of Maastricht University has taken over The Hague Prize for International Law. Thereby, the prize is renamed the Maastricht Prize for International Law. With a view to continuing the prize, the university will collaborate with the municipality of Maastricht. The prize will be placed under the Limburg University Fund / SWOL, a foundation connected to Maastricht University.
The prize consists of two separate prizes:
1. The main prize aims at senior academics and is awarded for an outstanding contribution in either public or private international law. This prize will be granted every five years and carries a financial reward of 10,000 Euros.
2. In the years when the main prize is not awarded, the junior prize will be granted to promising younger academics in the field of human rights. This prize carries a financial reward of 3,000 Euros. The prize will be awarded in Maastricht.
On 8 December 2016, the main prize was granted for the first time to Pieter Jan Kuijper.
The junior prize will be awarded in 2018.
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)
Prof. Georges Abi-Saab and Prof. Sir Elihu Lauterpacht (2013).
Composition of the Board of the Maastricht Prize for International Law
For the time being Dr. Bernard Bot will act as chairperson and Prof. Bruno de Witte as vice-chair.
Other members include Prof. Hildegard Schneider (dean of the Faculty of Law), Prof. Bas Steins Bisschop, Mrs. A. Penn-te Strake (mayor of Maastricht) and Prof. Kees Flinterman.
Composition of the Nominating Committee
Prof. Liesbeth Lijnzaad (chairperson)
Prof. Jure Vidmar (secretary)
Prof. René de Groot
Prof. Peter van den Bossche
Prof. Victor Dankwa
Prof. Fons Coomans
The Maastricht Prize for International Law
Faculty of Law - Department of International and European Law
P.O. Box 616 Maastricht