Two Alumna Distinguished at the 2022 ASIL Annual Meeting

Two alumna of our LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights – Dr Jelena Plamenac and Charlotte Labrosse – received prestigious distinctions at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) in April this year.

Dr Plamenac Receives the Prestigious Francis Lieber Prize

Dr Jelena Plamenac – who graduated from our LLM back in 2007 – has been awarded the 2022 Francis Lieber Prize for her book ‘Unravelling Unlawful Confinement in Contemporary Armed Conflicts’ (Brill 2022) which discusses belligerent's detention practices in Syria, Ukraine and Afghanistan.

The Francis Lieber Prize is awarded annually by the American Society of International Law's Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict to the authors of publications which the judges consider to be outstanding in the field of law and armed conflict.

Charlotte Laborsse Wins the International Refugee Law’s Student Writing Competition

Charlotte Labrosse – who graduated from our LLM in 2021 – won the 2022 International Refugee Law Student Writing Competition with her LLM paper ‘Humanitarian Visas as a Legal Pathway to International Protection in Europe’. Written under the supervision of Professor Vincent Chetail, the paper discusses states' obligations under the principle of non-refoulement when assessing applications for ‘humanitarian’ or ‘asylum’ visas.

Thanks to the support of the Global Migration Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies – headed by professor Chetail – Charlotte could travel to the ASIL Annual meeting and receive her prize in person.

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