Sydney Faculty of Law book wins prestigious international prize

14 May 2015

A book by three members of the Sydney Law School‘s Sydney Centre for International Law has been awarded a prestigious prize by the American Society of International Law, the world’s pre-eminent professional and scholarly society of international lawyers.

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The book, titled The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Commentary, Cases, and Materials (Oxford University Press) was published last year by Professor Ben Saul, Professor David Kinley and Dr Jacqueline Mowbray.
Running at 1,300 pages and the culmination of three years of research, the book is the world’s first comprehensive scholarly digest of the international jurisprudence, spanning almost 50 years, of one of the world’s two most important human rights treaties, the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), adopted in 1966.
The American Society of International Law awarded the book the 2015 Certificate of Merit for High Technical Craftsmanship and Utility to Practicing Lawyers and Scholars, one of three awards that will be formally presented at its annual conference in Washington DC in April 2015.
The book was launched in Washington DC, Geneva, London, Sydney and Beijing in 2014.

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