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News & Events Archive for 2008-2009

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    Ciardi 2009 Prize awarded to Swansea Reader

    On 8 May 2009, Dr Carsten Stahn received the 2009 Ciardi Prize for his book on the “Law and practice of International Territorial Administration: From Versailles to Iraq and Beyond” (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

    SU Carsten Stahn

    Dr Stahn, a reader in public international law and international criminal justice at Swansea University's School of Law, said: "I am honored to have received this award in recognition of my contribution to the study of the law of war and peace operations. The book, which analyses the legal and policy challenges arising in the administration of territories by international actors, covers all experiments from the Treaty of Versailles to contemporary engagements such as the conflict in Iraq."

    The prize was awarded with the unanimous congratulations of the jury in Tunis at the occasion of the 18th Congress of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War.

    The jury praised the work as: "an outstanding contribution to international security and co-operation which combines problem-oriented analysis of international law and practice, excellent writing, and convincing considerations of challenges for good governance on the way ahead".

    The book was published in May 2008 as part of Cambridge University Press' well regarded Series of Studies in International and Comparative Law.

    Previous Ciardi award winners include international humanitarian lawyer Frits Kalshoven and the ICRC study on Customary International Humanitarian Law (Cambridge University Press, 2005).    

    Other recent works by Dr Stahn include Jus Post Bellum: Towards a law of transition from conflict to peace (T.M.C. Asser Press, Cambridge University Press, 2008) and The Emerging Practice of the International Criminal Court (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2009).


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