“I am deeply honoured to receive the Paul Guggenheim Prize", said Dr Wiik. "The aim of the monograph was to analyse amicus curiae before international courts and tribunals: firstly, to contrast the reality of the instrument – including its effectiveness – with the expectations attributed to it; and, secondly, to discern the extent to which it challenges established understandings of international dispute settlement. It was my hope that this research would contribute to the debates and codification efforts surrounding amicus curiae. I am deeply grateful for the recognition the research has received through this award.”
Every two years, the Paul Guggenheim Prize, created in 1981, is presented to a young specialist in international law whose first monograph is of outstanding quality and explores a subject of general interest likely to contribute to the study of international law. The Prize was created to honour the memory of Professor Paul Guggenheim, an eminent scholar of international law at the Graduate Institute.
The 2021 edition of the Prize will begin accepting applications beginning February 2021.