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Monday, 20 January 2020

The Lauterpacht Centre is delighted to announce that Dr Fernando Lusa Bordin, a Fellow of the Centre, is being awarded the 2020 Certificate of Merit in a specialized area of international law by the American Society of International Law (ASIL) for his research monograph: The Analogy between States and International Organizations (CUP 2019).

Fernando’s book was unanimously recommended for the prize by the ASIL Book Awards Committee:

"This book is an original and rigorous contribution to the literature on the subjects and sources of international law. It considers the role that the analogy between States and international organizations has played in the development of international law applicable to organizations. It does so with particular reference to the work of the UN International Law Commission on the law of treaties and on international responsibility, but goes well beyond those areas, offering fresh insights into the usefulness - and limitations - of analogy as a method of argument in international law. The book is of high theoretical and practical interest, has the merit of being clearly written, and has the potential to be influential over the long-term."

Congratulations Fernando!