James Crawford Prize 2016

I won the James Crawford Prize 2016 with an article titled ‘The Three Challenges of Stateless Justice’.

The James Crawford Prize is awarded annually by the Journal of International Dispute Settlement and Oxford University Press. The selections are be made by a Prize Committee composed of the Editor-in-Chief (Thomas Schultz), the General Editors (Stavros Brekoulakis, Tom Grant, Andrew Mitchell, and Alec Stone Sweet), and further members of the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement.

On his website, Dr Schultz described my article in a way I really appreciated: ‘The paper argues that if we want to obtain a meaningful understanding of the rapidly emerging systems of stateless justice, which operate within private autonomous legal orders, we need to take up three core challenges: clarify the relationship between justice and authority without falling prey to our state-centrist habits; work out the appropriate structures of the processes; and determine what the essential functions of justice are and how they can be fulfilled by stateless systems. Using Bitcoin as a case study, the article develops a new epistemic model to understand justice outside of the state – a model divorced from the theoretical framework of state authority’.

The article will appear on the third issue of 2016 of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement and will be available online by the end of April.

More information about the James Crawford Prize can be found here: http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/jids/jids_prize.html.

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