The Elizabeth Haub Prize
Faculty of Law
S-106 91 Stockholm
Attached to the Agreement dated 15 February 2008 between Stockholm University and the International Council
of 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
b) the costs of correspondence and secretariat incurred in the preparations for the deliberations of the Jury and the
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.
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.