Dissertation on social rights and austerity wins Thoolen-NJCM award 2015

March 3, 2016

False modesty should not prevent one from announcing a truly excellent piece written by Janneke Allers. She is the winer of the bi-annual Thoolen NJCM Dissertation Prize 2015 (sixth edition) with her dissertation ‘Cuts in the light of fundamental social rights. To what extent do treaties constrain the space for regressive measures?
Three dissertations made the final cut and were assessed on the following criteria: the originality of the chosen human-rights based theme, the development thereof; the academic level; the degree of innovative insight; and accessibility.
The results were:
1. Janneke Allers, ´Bezuinigingen in het licht van sociale grondrechten. In hoeverre beperken verdragen de ruimte om regressieve maatregelen te nemen?´
2. Stella Vlaskamp, ´De Wet herziening ten nadele en de bewaarregeling betreffende DNA-gegevens en vingerafdrukken´
3. Nadia Grant, ´Truth and Reconciliation Commissions: A Form of Justice?´

The award ceremony:
The prize for winning the Thoolen NJCM Dissertation Prize is usually the publication of the winning dissertation by NJCM’s publishing house, Stichting NJCM-Boekerij. Since Janneke Allers has recently written an article on the topic of her dissertation that was published in NJCM’s bulletin Nederlands Tijdschrift voor de Mensenrechten, the NJCM will award her differently. NJCM will be organizing a seminar on this ‘hot topic’! Follow NJCM’s website http://www.njcm.nl/  and social media (https://www.facebook.com/NJCM.nl  and https://twitter.com/njcm_nl. The award ceremony will take place during NJCM’s lecture on 14 April 2016 in The Hague (from 7.30 to 9.00 pm).

see also: https://thoolen.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/media-framing-and-the-independence-of-the-judiciary-the-case-of-water-boarding/

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