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Meijers prizes and thesis prizes awarded at New Year’s event

On Tuesday 12 January 2021, the annual Meijers prizes and thesis prizes were awarded at the online New Year’s event broadcast from the Old Observatory.

The Meijers prizes are awarded each year to the best published article from each faculty research programme. Director of Research Stefaan Van den Bogaert announced the following winners during the nieuwjaarsuitzending:

Criminal Justice

Yannick van den Brink: "Young, Accused and Detained; Awful, But Lawful? Pre-Trial Detention and Children’s Rights Protection in Contemporary Western Societies"

Published in: Youth Justice 19(3): 238–261

Coherent Privaatrecht

Gitta Veldt: "De betekenis van Europese productnormen voor privaatrechtelijke normstelling"

Published in: Rechtsgeleerd Magazijn Themis 2020(1): 30–45.

Exploring the Frontiers of International Law

Jason Rudall: "Environmental Compensation in the Practice of International Courts and Tribunals"

Published in: Compensation for Environmental Damage Under International Law (Routledge 2020)

Effective Protective of Fundamental Rights

Eduard Fosch Villaronga: "Sex Care Robots. Exploring the potential use of sexual robot technologies for disabled and eldercare"

Published in: Paladyn Journal of Behavioral Robotics, 11, 1–18.

Grenzen van fiscale soevereiniteit

Esther Huiskers-Stoop: "Horizontaal belastingtoezicht: een vorm van verboden staatssteun?"

Published in: Maandblad Belasting Beschouwingen 88(9/33): 353–370.

Hervorming van sociale regelgeving

Philippe van Gruisen: "National Parliamentary Control and Voting in the Council of the European Union"

Published in: European Journal of Political Research 58(3): 981–1000

The Legitimacy and Effectiveness of Law & Governance

Reijer Passchier: "Digitalisering en de (dis)balans"

Published in: Trias politica, Ars Aequi 69(10): 916–927

The progression of EU law

Melanie Fink: "The Action for Damages as a Fundamental Rights Remedy: Holding Frontex Liable"

Published in: German Law Journal 21(3): 532–548

The winners appeared in the online broadcast

The winners receive a certificate and a sum of money to spend on their research. Two of the eight winners were also awarded the Van Wersch Springplank prize. This year, there two prizes of €5000 for scholarly publications by active and talented researchers in the area of medical/pharmaceutical and legal research. The winners are Gitta Veldt and Reijer Passchier.

Egbert Koops out hunting for prize winners

Thesis prizes

Thesis prizes were also awarded by Professor of Legal History Egbert Koops, who entertained viewers by embarking on a quest to find the best theses of the past year out in his back garden. He discovered the following winners, who won a prize of €1000, €800, and €600, respectively.

1st prize: Ms S. (Sarah) Deaney (supervisor, Dr J.H.M. Huijts)
“De schaduwzijde van het planschaderecht”
2nd prize: Ms E.S. (Eline) van Slijpe (supervisor, Professor W. den Ouden)
“De hoorplicht in de Awb: EU-recht proof?”

3rd prize: Mr M.F. (Martin) Hiess (supervisor, Dr V. Kosta)
“Understanding and Vindicating the Principle of Subsidiarity”

The Meijers prizes and the thesis prizes were awarded during the live New Year’s online broadcast. Read more here or watch the full New Year’s broadcast again.

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