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Winners 2020/2021

The award ceremony took place on 12 March 2021 as online event. The video is available here.

The DGIR awarded Dr. Maria Monnheimer the Hermann Mosler Prize for her dissertation on “Due Diligence Obligations of States in International Human Rights Law” published by Cambridge University Press.

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The Gerhard Kegel Prize was awarded by the DGIR to Dr. Adrian Hemler for his dissertation published by Mohr Siebeck on the topic “Die Methodik der ‚Eingriffsnorm‚ im modernen Kollisionsrecht. Zugleich ein Beitrag zum Internationalen Öffentlichen Recht und zur Natur des ordre public”.

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Hermann Mosler Prize
Every two years the DGIR awards the Hermann Mosler Prize as a young talent prize for outstanding published or accepted dissertations in the field of international law to scholars who are not yet expected to have reached the age of 35 in the period of publication of the work.
Further details on the Hermann Mosler Prize can be found in the regulations on the side.

Gerhard Kegel Prize

Every two years the DGIR awards the Gerhard Kegel Prize as a young talent prize for outstanding published or accepted dissertations in the field of private international law to scholars who are not yet expected to have reached the age of 35 in the period of publication of the work.
Further details on the Gerhard Kegel Prize can be found the regulations on the side.

Previous winners

At the 36th meeting of the German Society for International Law in 2019
Dr. Ferdinand Weber, was given the Hermann Mosler Prize of the DGIR for his work “Nationality and Status” (Mohr Siebeck, 2018). Dr. Sebastian Seeger, was awarded the Gerhard Kegel Prize for his dissertation “Inheritance waivers in the new European conflict of collision law” (Mohr Siebeck, 2018).

At the 35th meeting of the German Society for International Law in 2017
Dr. Felix Lange, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, was given the Hermann Mosler Prize of the DGIR for his work “Practice Orientation and Community Conception: Hermann Mosler as pioneer of West German international law science after 1945” (Springer, 2017). Dr. Konrad Duden, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law, was awarded the Gerhard Kegel Prize for his dissertation “Leihmutterschaft im Internationale Privat- und Proceduralrecht” (Mohr Siebeck, 2015).

At the 34th meeting of the German Society for International Law in 2015
Dr. Anuscheh Farahat, MPI Heidelberg, was given the Hermann Mosler Prize of the DGIR for her work “Progressive Inclusion – Affiliation and Participation in Migration Law” (Springer, 2014).

At the 33rd meeting of the German Society for International Law in 2013
Dr. Helmut Philipp Aust, Humboldt University of Berlin, was awarded the Hermann Mosler Prize of the DGIR for his work “Complicity and the Law of State Responsibility” (Cambridge University Press, 2011).