In order to develop and promote the publication of research works on human rights, the René Cassin Foundation – International Institute of Human Rights awards each year a French-speaking (since 2006) and an English-speaking (since 2012) René Cassin thesis prize.
Eligible for this prize are doctors of law who have defended their thesis in one of the following fields: International Human Rights Law, Regional Human Rights Law, Comparative Human Rights Law and Legal Theory of Human Rights.
The awarding of this prize allows for the publication of the work in question by Éditions Pedone in the collection “Publications of the International Institute for Human Rights “.
Francophone Thesis Prize 2021
- Laureate : Névine LAHLOU, “Access to law in the information society”, niversity of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne.
Under the direction of William GILLES, Associate Professor at the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne.
- Special mention to :Ambre BLANC, «The decisions of the European Court of Human Rights in the face of time», Montpellier University.
Under the direction of Frédéric SUDRE, Professor Emeritus at the University of Montpellier.
Anglophone Thesis Award 2021
- Aleydis NISSEN, «Business and Human Rights: the Role of EU Member States in Developing Accountability Mechanisms for Corporations from Developing and Emerging States», University of Cardiff.
Supervisors: Professors Urfan KHALIQ and Jiří PŘIBÁŇ.
- Juan Carlos Benito SANCHEZ, «Securing housing for all in diverse European societies : applying international and European antidiscrimination law to the housing context», Catholic University of Leuven.
Supervisor: Professor Julie RINGELHEIM.
Francophone Thesis Prize 2020
- Lauréat : Christina KOUMPLI, « Sensitive personal data. Contribution to the evolution of the fundamental right to protection of personal data. Comparative study: European Union, France, Greece, Germany, United Kingdom », University of Paris.
SUnder the direction of Otto PFERSMANN, Professor, Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Social.
Francophone Thesis Prize 2020
- Lauréat : Christina KOUMPLI, “Sensitive personal data. Contribution to the evolution of the fundamental right to protection of personal data. Comparative study: European Union, France, Greece, Germany, United Kingdom », University of Paris I.
Under the direction of Otto PFERSMANN, Professor, Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Social.
- A special mention was given to : Marion LARCHÉ, “The functions of international law in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights”, Université Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne.
Under the direction of Laurence BURGORGUE-LARSEN, Professor at the University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, Member of the Constitutional Court of Andorra.
English Thesis Award 2020
No English Thesis Award in 2020
Francophone Thesis Award 2019
- Winner : Anna GLAZEWSKI, the “structural obligations” of the State under international human rights law. Research on a new legal category, Université Panthéon Assas – Paris II.
Under the direction of Emmanuel DECAUX, Professor Emeritus at the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas)
English Thesis Award 2019
- Laureate : Jef AUSLOOS, The Right to Erasure. Safeguard for Informational Self-Determination in A Digital Society?, KU Leuven – Faculty of Law.
Promotor. (Dir. De thèse : Peggy VALCKE, Professor, KU Leuven).
- Special mention :Oana ICHIM,”The European Court of Human Rights between Dispute Settlement and Governance”, Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales et du Développement.
Supervisor : Andrew Clapham, Professor, Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales et du Développement.