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James Crawford Prize of the JIDS

Prize Details

The James Crawford Prize of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement (JIDS) is an annual prize which awards £500 of OUP books and a subscription to JIDS to the author of the best paper received by the Journal*. The winning papers will also be published in JIDS.

The selections will be made by a Prize Committee composed of the Editor-in-Chief (Thomas Schultz), two of the General Editors (Tom Grant and Andrew Mitchell), and further members of the Editorial Board of JIDS depending on the narrower fields of the papers submitted for the prize. The Committee may choose not to award the prize and hold it over for a subsequent year if, in their view, the papers submitted do not reach the standards required.

Deadline for submissions is Monday 11 January 2016, GMT 5pm. Submissions for the 2016 Prize should be sent to thomas.schultz@graduateinstitute.ch

The Editor-in-Chief and Publisher are happy to answer any questions about The James Crawford Prize of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement (JIDS).

* All contributors are eligible for the award, though preference may be given to young academics or authors at early stages of their careers.

2015 Winning Article


The winner of the 2015 James Crawford Prize of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement is Joshua Karton for his article "The Arbitral Role in Contractual Interpretation". Congratulations to Professor Karton on winning the 2015 prize! You can read his paper free online.

2014 Winning Article


The winners of the 2014 James Crawford Prize of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement are Richard Oppong and Lisa Niro for their article "Enforcing Judgments of International Courts in National Courts". Congratulations to both authors on winning the 2014 JIDS prize! The paper is freely accessible below:

Enforcing Judgments of International Courts in National Courts
Richard Oppong and Lisa Niro

2012 Winning Article


The laureate of the first James Crawford Prize of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement is Dr Fuad Zarbiev for his article “Judicial Activism in International Law - A Conceptual Framework for Analysis.” The runner-up is Dr Kimberly Trapp for her article “Implementing State Responsibility for International Terrorism: ICJ Jurisdiction and the Bosnia Genocide Case.” Congratulations to both authors on winning the first JIDS prize! Both papers will be published in 3:2 this July and are freely accessible below:

Judicial Activism in International Law - A Conceptual Framework for Analysis
Fuad Zarbiev

Implementing State Responsibility for International Terrorism: ICJ Jurisdiction and the Bosnia Genocide Case
Kimberly Trapp