The DILA Prize
2010 Sata Prize
The 2010 Sata Prize was awarded to Mr Prabhakar Singh (President’s Graduate Fellow, and Associate, Centre for International Law, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore) for his article “Why Wield Constitutions to Arrest International Law”.
2009 Sata Prize
The 2009 Sata Prize was awarded to Mr Ghanbari Amirhandeh of Iran for his article, ‘An Examination of the Plea of Self-Defence vis-a-vis Non State Actors’. Congratulations.
2008 Sata Prize
As no article submitted was deemed by the Editors to be of sufficient merit, it was decided that the Sata Prize would not be awarded for 2008.
2007 Sata Prize
The 2007 Sata Prize was awarded to Dr Zhu Lijiang (Lecturer, Faculty of International Law, China University of Political Science & Law, PRC) for his essay ‘Some Asian States’ Opposition to the Concept of War Crimes in Non-International Armed Conflicts and Its Legal Implications’.
2005 Sata Prize
In 2005, the Sata Prize was awarded jointly to Naazima Kamardeen (Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka) for the article ’The Erosion of Community Rights to Intellectual Property: An Asian Perspective’; and to Jaemin Lee (Associate Professor, College of Law, Hanyang University, Korea) for the article ’The United Nations Security Council and the International Court of Justice: Cooperation, Co-Existence, and Co-Involvement’. Both articles were published in Volume 12 (2005-2006) of the Yearbook.
2004 Sata Prize
The Sata Prize for the year 2004 was awarded to Mr. Abraham Mohit, an LLB final year student at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India. The title of his essay was “The Customary Law of International Abductions: Limits and Boundaries”. His essay was published in vol. 11 (2004) of the Yearbook.
2003 Sata Prize
The General Editors of the Asian Yearbook of International Law (Professor Ko, Ambassador Pinto, Professor Subedi, Professor Chimni and Professor Miyoshi) decided to award the Sata Prize for the year 2003 to Ms. Takhmina Karimova of Tajikistan, an LL.M. student at Essex University in the U.K., for her essay on “Universal Permissive Jurisdiction for the Violation of Common Article 3 to the Geneva Conventions for the Protection of the Victims of War of 12 August 1949″. The winning essay was published in vol. 10 of the Yearbook.
There were altogether 14 essays submitted and 12 of them were deemed eligible for competition for the Prize. The two disqualified essays were from scholars of non-Asian nationality. The 12 competing essays were submitted by young Asian scholars from a wide range of Asian countries, including Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Singapore and Tajikistan.