The Elizabeth Haub Prize
Faculty of Law
S-106 91 Stockholm
The Prize is awarded to Professor Koh Kheng-Lian in recognition of her important and pioneering contributions to the development and evolution of environmental law in Singapore and in the whole ASEAN region. Her contributions have been particularly significant as regards both capacity building and scholarship in the field of ASEAN environmental law.
The Jury has decided to award the 2011 Elizabeth Haub Prize for Environmental Law to Professor Alan Boyle in recognition of his exceptional accomplishments in international environmental law.
In reaching its decision, the jury has noted that through his pioneering and outstanding scholarly works Professor Boyle has played an important role in structuring and theorizing this new field of international law. In addition to his great academic achievements, he has also influenced the development of international environmental law through his extensive practice as counsel in numerous significant international environmental disputes.
Professor Alan Boyle received his award and diploma at a ceremony which was held in Spökslottet, Stockholm, on 25 October 2012. During this ceremony he delivered a lecture under the title of “Climate Change and International Law: Problems and Prospects ”. The lecture will be published in Environmental Policy and Law: The journal for decision-makers, Volume 42, Number 6, November 2012 by IOS Press.
The award is made to Daniel Magraw in recognition of his outstanding doctrinal and practical accomplishments in the field of international environmental law over the past thirty years.
In reaching its decision, the Jury was especially impressed by the bold, innovative and versatile approach Professor Magraw has at all times brought to the study, articulation and resolution of complex environmental issues not just as a law Professor at various US universities and as Chief Executive of CIEL but also whilst a senior civil servant at the US Environmental Protection Agency.
Professor Daniel Magraw received his award and diploma at a ceremony which was held in Spökslottet, Stockholm, on 19 October 2011. During this ceremony, he delivered a lecture under the title of “Images of Growth”. The lecture will be published in Environmental Policy and Law: The journal for decision-makers, Volume 42, Number 1, February 2012 by IOS Press.
Donald W. Kaniaru, a prominent lawyer from Kenya with a long career as an international civil servant with influential positions within the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) was awarded the 2009 Elizabeth Haub Prize in Environmental Law. Mr. Kaniaru has been instrumental for the initiation, negotiation and adoption of many environmental agreements that have been adopted under the auspices of UNEP.
In reaching its decision, the International Jury was impressed by the wide ranging and valuable contribution made by Mr. Kaniaru throughout his long and distinguished career as an international civil servant at UNEP to the development of the new and rapidly expanding subject of international environmental law. For nearly three decades he performed a central role in delivering that organisation’s core functions of developing the concepts and practice of international environmental law and of promoting capacity building, technology transfer and information exchange for the benefit of, in particular, the developing countries. Moreover, the Jury noted that even in retirement, Mr. Kaniaru has continued to play an important and influential legal role as Chairman of the Tribunal set up to review the administrative actions and decisions of Kenya’s National Environmental Authority.
The winner of the 2008 Elizabeth Haub Prize in Environmental Law, Professor Boisson de Chazournes, is a prominent international lawyer with outstanding contributions to the development of international environmental law both through her numerous scientific publications and her practice in many international organizations. Mention should particularly be made of her books on the protection of environmental law (2005), freshwater and international economic law (2005) and international watercourses 1998). She has also made an enormous contribution through her practical work at the World Bank, in cases at the International Court of Justice and at the World Trade Organization.
The international jury explained the decision to award the Prize to Professor Boisson de Chazournes by referring to her exceptional accomplishments in the field of environmental law, and her significant contributions to the development of international environmental law through her outstanding scholarship and teaching, her practical work at various international organisations and institutions, and her advisory practice in several important international environmental law cases.
Professor Boisson de Chazournes received her award and diploma at a ceremony which was held in Spökslottet, Stockholm, on 22 October 2009. During this ceremony, she delivered a lecture under the title of “Environmental Treaties in Time”. The lecture was later published in 39 Environmental Policy and Law, 2009, pp. 290-299.
Dr. Francoise Burhenne-Guilmin (Belgium) has been instrumental in the development of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) Environmental Law Centre in Bonn and was the head of this centre from its establishment in 1970 until her semi-retirement in 1999. Under her leadership, the Centre developed the world's most extensive collection of environmental legislative texts. She has played leading roles in furthering the field of international environmental law as an essential component of environmental management. She has been directly involved in nearly every major international conservation convention over the past thirty years.
She is the co-author of seven books and the author of numerous articles, mainly on nature conservation.
Dr. David Freestone (United Kingdom) is Deputy General Counsel, Advisory Services, Legal Vice-Presidency, the World Bank. He was previously Chief Counsel, Environment and International Law, at the same bank. During his long and outstanding career as professor of international law at Hull University, United Kingdom and as an international civil servant, Dr. Freestone has published 18 books and over 100 scientific articles on various aspects of international environmental law. His research and publications on the legal protection of the marine environment and more recently on issues relating to climate change have had a tremendous impact on the development of law.