Prix de la SEDI 2015

Le Prix de la SEDI 2015 a été décerné au Dr Monica Garcia-Salmones Rovira (post-doctorante au sein de l’Institut de droit international et des droits de l’homme Erik Castrén de l’Université d’Helsinki) pour son livre intitulé The Project of Positivism in International Law, publié par Oxford University Press.

Le jury, composé d’Andrea Bianchi (Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement, Genève), de Gerhard Hafner (Université de Vienne) et de Susan Marks (London School of Economics and Political Science, a motivé sa décision ainsi :

"This book retells the story of positivism in international law in a way that profoundly challenges received understanding of the history of international legal positivism, the key protagonists in that history, and the nature of the political project involved. We have awarded the 2015 ESIL Book Prize to this book because of its ambition and erudition, and because of the boldness and significance of its argument. Persuaded or not, no one attempting to get the measure of international law as a discipline will in the future be able to ignore Dr Garcia-Salmones Rovira's contention that the legacy of positivism has been an 'economic' conception of international law that rules out in advance the possibility of a common good, a collective life, and a universal law beyond the horizon of administration, adjudication and methodological individualism."

Le prix a été remis lors du dîner de gala de la 11ème Conférence annuelle de la SEDI à Oslo en septembre 2015.