Awards for theses by PhD Candidates Hannah Brodersen and Alice Giannini

Two Law PhD candidates of the Maastricht Faculty received awards for their doctoral theses. Hannah Brodersen and Alice Giannini were awarded their prizes during the 21st International Congress of the International Association of the Penal Law in Paris, which focused on Artificial Intelligence and Criminal Law.

Hannah Brodersen won the top prize, the 2024 M. Cherif Bassiouni Siracusa Prize for her thesis ‘Longer Than Life – How the ICTY Strengthened the Rule of Law in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia’ (2020). She wrote this thesis at the Faculty of Law while she worked there from 2014 to 2020. The prize is awarded to a young penalist whose individual thesis, published as a book with an ISBN, constitutes an original and highly valuable scientific contribution to penal law and has been published within the past five years.

For her thesis, ‘Criminal Behavior and Accountability of Artificial Intelligence Systems’ (2023), Alice Giannini received an honourable mention and was also elected Secretary of the Scientific Committee during the congress. Alice is an assistant professor of criminal law at the Criminal Law & Criminology department.

The faculty is proud of these wonderful achievements and congratulates Hannah and Alice on their success!

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