Sydney Law School

Law School Professor awarded Max Planck-Cambridge Prize

22 June 2023
Professor Emily Crawford takes home the prestigious prize
The Max Planck Institute of Heidelberg and the Lauterpacht Centre at the University of Cambridge have announced that the Max Planck-Cambridge Prize for International Law has been awarded to Professor Emily Crawford.
Professor Emily Crawford

Professor Emily Crawford has taken home the prestigious Max Planck-Cambridge Prize for International Law.

The Prize was established in 2019 by the Max Planck Institute and the Lauterpacht Centre with a donation from the Max Planck Society’s Supporting Members.

It is awarded biennially to a mid-career scholar who has made an outstanding contribution to the study of international law and promises to continue to engage in substantial, innovative, and cutting-edge research.

The Prize seeks to highlight existing research and to support the winner’s future work.

A Professor at the University of Sydney Law School, Crawford teaches and researches international law, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law.

Crawford impressed the selection committee with her scholarship in international humanitarian law characterised by innovativeness, rigor, and analytical depth. Professor Crawford has made significant theoretical contributions to international humanitarian law as well as to general international law.

An associate of the Sydney Centre for International Law, Crawford is also a co-editor of the Journal of International Humanitarian Studies.

Deputy Dean and Deputy Head of School Rita Shackel said the Law School was delighted with Crawford's achievement.

"Sydney Law School is exceptionally proud of Professor Emily Crawford's achievement in being awarded the highly prestigous Max Planck-Cambridge Prize for International Law," Shackel said.

"This is strong recognition of the exceptional quality of professor Crawford's reseacrh, her vision and leadership as a world-class international law scholar, and the pioneering impact of her work in the field of international humanitarian law."

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