8 November 2018

François Prize 2018 for the best master thesis in the field of public international law goes to Julie Albers

The winner of the 2018 François Prize of the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law is Julie Albers, who graduated from the LLM Public International Law of Utrecht University Utrecht in 2017. She got the prize for her thesis on “Human Rights and Climate Change, protecting the right to life of individuals of present and future generations”, written under the supervision of Dr. Otto Spijkers.
The François Prize is a bi-annual prize that honors the best master thesis in the fields of public international law or private international law written at a Dutch University in the past two years.  The submissions are judged among other things on their originality, their demonstration of a profound understanding of the law in a particular field, and the language used.  This year, the jury was composed of professor René de Groot, professor emeritus of Private International Law at the University of Maastricht, Dr. Christophe Paulussen of the T.M.C. Asser Institute, and Professor Liesbeth Lijnzaad, professor at Maastricht University. For the entire jury report and the text of the prize winning paper, see the website of the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law.