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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)


The prestigious annual 2021 Francis Lieber prize for best book in the field of the law of armed conflict has been awarded to Giovanni Mantilla for his recently published book Lawmaking under Pressure. 


The Lieber Society of the American Society of International Law prize committee shared the following:


Exploring the social politics around the development of IHL, Lawmaking under pressure makes a highly original, major contribution to the field and ultimately sends a strong message of hope in a time of increasing global tension and mistrust: International social pressure channelled by diplomatic procedure can drive progressive normative development against all odds. While such development comes at a price, the historic lesson, which the author derives from meticulous archival research, resonates strongly at a time when the development of international law is stymied on so many levels."




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