Elizabeth Haub

The Elizabeth Haub Prize
Faculty of Law
Stockholm University
S-106 91 Stockholm


Rules Concerning
The Elizabeth Haub Prize
for Environmental Law

Attached to the Agreement dated 15 February 2008 between Stockholm University and the International Council
of Environmental Law.

Article I

– Purpose of the Elizabeth Haub Prize
   for Environmental Law

1. The Award is granted by Stockholm University and the     International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL), in accordance
    with the conditions and modalities laid down in this document, for     exceptional accomplishments in the field of International     Environmental Law.

2. The Prize is granted for the following accomplishments:
    a) contributions which have generally led to the development and         evolution ofenvironmental law;

    b) particular practical success in specific instances as well as         initiatives leading to a new idea or concept in the field of         environmental law of one or several countries.

3. When the merits of several candidates are considered to be     equivalent, those representing an international interest shall
    have priority.

Article II

– Composition of the Jury

1. The Jury is composed of :
    a) the Vice Chancellor of Stockholm University, who is President de         jure and has a deliberative voice. When the Vice Chancellor is         unable to attend, he/she can be represented by another         representative of his/her choice;

    b) three ordinary members appointed by Stockholm University,         namely:two members with speciality in environmental law and a         third member without necessarily a legal background but having         a particular knowledge of environmental problems;

     c) Three members appointed by the International Council of         Environmental Law (ICEL); d) a Secretary to the Jury, appointed         by the President of the Jury, who shall participate in the         sessions without a deliberative voice. The President also         appoints an alternate for the event the Secretary is not able to         attend the meeting of the Jury.
2. Six alternate members of the Jury shall be appointed on the same     conditions as the ordinary members, i.e. three alternate members     by Stockholm University and three by ICEL. The alternates, who     are not personal to any specific ordinary member, will attend the     meeting of the Jury if ordinary members are not able to attend.

Article III

– Functions of the members of
   the Jury and tenure of their term

1. The President of the Jury convenes the sessions of the Jury and     presides over them. He/she ensures that the deliberations of the     Jury and the execution of its decisions are in accordance with the     terms of these Rules. He/she presents the laureate and hands over     to him/her the diploma of the Prize.

2. The ordinary members of the Jury and their alternates receive and,     if they judge it appropriate, initiate the nominations for the Prize.     They should be provided as much information as possible on the     merits of the candidates nominated. In the course of the Jury's     deliberations, they examine the eligibility of candidates and the     quality of the nominations proposed. After that, they declare their     views on the most qualified candidate (s) and the ranking among     them.

3. The Secretary to the Jury prepares the meetings of the Jury,     assists in its deliberations and carries out its decisions. He/she     carries out the organizational tasks and preparations, which the     President has entrusted to him/her, in particular liaison with the     International Council of Environmental Law. These tasks include     circulation of information and publicity about the Prize, the receipt     of nominations and their submission to all Jury members.

4. All members of the Jury, with the exception of its President, are     appointed for a period of three years, renewable. However the     same person cannot be appointed as an ordinary member for     more than two consecutive mandates.

Article IV

– Awarding the Prize

1. The Prize is, in as far as the financial resources permit, awarded     annually to one laureate.

2. The Prize, in exceptional cases, may be awarded to two ‘ex aequo’     laureates, subject to the approval of the Chairperson of the     Elizabeth Haub Foundation.

3. Members of the Jury may not become laureates during the     exercise of their mandate.

Article V

– Nature and conditions of the Prize

1. The Prize consists of the following: a gold medal;a diploma from     the Vice Chancellor of the University, containing a description of     the reasons of the Jury for awarding the Prize to the laureate;an     amount of €4,000. This amount shall be reviewed every three     years, taking into consideration the resources available. When the     Prize is awarded to two laureates, the total amount may be     increased by a maximum of 30%.

2. The monetary award must be used, at the discretion of the     laureate, for one of the following purposes:financing travel outside     the laureate’s country of origin or residence in order to carry out     scientific research, lecture on environmental law or perform     negotiations and practical tasks in this field;continuing research     alone or in collaboration with others, in particular with an     international organization involved in the development of     environmental law;funding publications deriving from these tasks.

3. During the year following the award of the Prize, each laureate     must provide the President of the Jury with a report describing the     way the monetary contribution has been used. A copy of the report     is sent for information to all members of the Jury and to the     Executive Governor of ICEL.

Article VI


– Proposals of nomination
   and presentation of candidates

1. Only the President and the members of the Jury and their     alternates are entitled to present nominations for the consideration     of the Jury.

2. Nominations can even be made by institutions, international     organizations competent in the field of environmental policy and     law, or by individuals qualified in this field including former     laureates. These nominations are eligible if they are supported and     formally presented by a member of the Jury.

3. Nominations are to be addressed to the Secretary of the Jury
   c/o Ledningskansliet, Stockholm University, S-106 91 Stockholm,    Sweden who will acknowledge their receipt. Proposals must be    accompanied by a curriculum vitae including information on all    relevant activities and publications of the candidate in the area of    environmental law. If the Secretary of the Jury considers this    documentation to be insufficient or incomplete, he/she will see to it    that it will be completed.

Article VII

– Procedure for the receipt of nominations

1. In the course of the month of March of each year, the Secretary of     the Jury shall invite all members of the Jury and their alternates to     send their nominations within the period of time decided upon by     the President of the Jury. This period of time should not exceed     three months.

2. The Secretary of the Jury undertakes, in coordination with the     Executive Governor of ICEL, to inform the interested media, in     particular by the publication of a communiqué in specialist     publications, inviting the submission of nominations within the     prescribed time, together with the qualifications of those     candidates they wish to propose to the Jury. These proposals,     accompanied by a summary of relevant information, are to be     forwarded within the shortest possible delay to the members of the     Jury, requesting them to inform the Secretary of the Jury whether     they would like to endorse and present one or more nominations to     the Jury.Article

Article VIII

– Procedure for convening meetings of the Jury

1. Within the three weeks which follow the expiry date of the     nomination period laid down in Article 7, the Secretary of the Jury     sends all members of the Jury and their alternates:

    a) the list of the nominations presented or endorsed by one or         several members of the Jury;
    b) the documentation received for each of them;
    c) a choice of three dates proposed by the President for the         meeting of the Jury.

2. The ordinary members of the Jury are invited to inform the     Secretary of the Jury as soon as possible as to which of the dates     proposed is suitable for them.

3. The date of the meeting will be decided upon by the President of     the Jury on the basis of this consultation. It cannot, however,     except in exceptional justified circumstances, be postponed beyond     the month of February of the following year. The date will be     notified to all members of the Jury and their alternates at least     three weeks in advance, and this date will be communicated to the     Executive Governor of ICEL.

4. If an ordinary member of the Jury is not able to attend the     meeting, it is incumbent on him to urgently inform the institution     responsible for his appointment, to permit the replacement by an     alternate in the same group. The Secretary of the Jury is to be     informed as quickly as possible of this replacement.5. The     meetings of the Jury will be held at Stockholm University unless     otherwise jointly decided by the President and the Executive     Governor of ICEL.

Article IX

– Procedure for the examination
   and classification of candidates

1. The Jury will examine the eligibility of each nominee. As the case     may be, they will exclude those they consider not to meet the     requirements of the present Rules. They will also exclude those     nominations that lack sufficient information.

2. If the number of nominees is few or their level of accomplishment     is considered insufficient, the Jury may decide, upon proposal of     the President or another member, not to award the Prize that year.     The deliberations are then concluded without further examination.

3. The Jury can also decide, if it considers it appropriate, to seek     additional information regarding one or several nominees and     request the President to convene a new meeting, on a date     mutually agreed upon.

4. In addition to the situations foreseen in paragraphs 2 and 3 above,     the members of the Jury are invited by the President to explain     their position and the reasons for their assessment of each     candidate and indicate their ranking of the remaining ones. The     President of the Jury will, on the basis of these explanations of     positions, conclude a ranking of the candidates. If more than five     candidates have been retained by the Jury, only those candidates     classified among the first five will be taken into consideration. In     the case of ‘ex aequo’ for the fifth place, the President of the Jury     will decide alone.

5. Before voting on these candidates, the Jury will decide if there are     grounds for selecting two laureates.

Article X

– Procedure for voting

1. The Jury is not validly constituted and cannot deliberate unless at     least five members or voting alternates including the President of     the Jury, two from Stockholm University and two appointed by     ICEL are present.

2. The decisions of the Jury relevant to the awarding or non-awarding     the Prize and those which relate to the exclusion of valid     nominations require a two-third majority of members or alternates     present and voting. Any other decisions are adopted by a simple     majority.

3. If one of the members of the Jury so requests, the vote to award     the Prize is held by secret ballot.

4. If no candidate obtains a two-third majority, the Jury can decide to     proceed to a new vote. If the new vote is also negative, the Prize     will not be awarded that year.

5. Decisions of the Jury cannot be appealed.

Article XI

– Status of unsuccessful nominations

1. Unsuccessful nominations cannot be re-examined later by the Jury     unless they are resubmitted in conformity with the requirements of     the present Rules.

2. The Jury can, however, decide that an unsuccessful nomination be     re-examined at the next session of the Jury when it decides the     winner of the following year.

Article XII

- Official Award Ceremony

1. The Ceremony to award the Prize will be held within one year     following the Jury's decision to grant the award. In exceptional     cases, particularly at the request of the laureate, the ceremony     can be held at another time.

2. The date of the ceremony will be decided jointly by the President
    of the Jury and the Executive-Governor of ICEL, following     consultation with the members of the Jury and taking into account     the availability of the laureate/s.

3. The ceremony to award the Prize will be held at Stockholm     University unless otherwise justified by exceptional circumstances,     as agreed upon jointly by ICEL and Stockholm University.

4. The laureate will be invited to make, in the course of the     ceremony, a presentation on a subject of his/her choice related to     international environmental law.

Article XIII

- Financial arrangements

1. Expenditures related to the Prize are distributed between ICEL
    and Stockholm University.

2. The following are the responsibility of ICEL:
    a) the monetary prize;
    b) the gold medal;
    c) the travel expenses of the members of the Jury appointed
        by ICEL;
    d) the travel expenses of the laureate(s) in connection with the         award ceremony;
    e) the travel expenses of the President of the Jury when the         ceremony takes place outside Sweden.

3. The following are the responsibility of Stockholm University:
    a) the preparations of the diploma to be presented by the
        Vice Chancellor;
    b) the costs of correspondence and secretariat incurred in the         preparations for the deliberations of the Jury and the
        award ceremony;
    c) the travel expenses of the members of the Jury appointed by         the University; d) the expenses relating to the ceremony and         awarding the Prize when it takes place in Sweden.

    a reception for all participants;
    a dinner for a small group, including but not limited to the laureate     and his/her espouse if accompanying, the Jury, University of     Stockholm representatives, an official representative of the     Swedish environmental administration, a diplomatic representative     of the country of laureate, the Executive Governor of ICEL, the     Chairperson of the Elizabeth Haub Foundation and invited guests of     both parties.

Article XIV

- Final Clauses

1. All matters not settled by these Rules or arising thereafter are to     be settled amicably by the mutual consent of Stockholm University     and the International Council of Environmental Law. Any matters     that cannot be so settled shall be submitted to arbitration by a     single arbitrator appointed by the two-third majority decision of the     members of the existing Jury.

2. The present Rules constitute an integral part of the Agreement     dated 15 February 2008 between Stockholm University and the     International Council of Environmental Law for the Elizabeth Haub     Prize for Environmental Law.