Professor Marie-Bénédicte Dembour has won the Best Publication prize awarded by the Odysseus Academic Network which recognises outstanding academic research in the area of European Immigration or Asylum Law.
The Best Publication Prize recognises an outstanding contribution to the field by a more experienced researcher or professor and Professor Dembour was joint winner of the category with Dr Cathryn Costello.
Marie-Bénédicte’s publication entitled ‘When Humans Become Migrants; Study of the European Court of Human Rights with an Inter-American Counterpoint’ examines the way in which two of the world's foremost human rights courts, the European Court of Human Rights and Inter-American Court of Human Rights, engage with claims lodged by migrants. It assesses whether the two courts remain true to their purpose of upholding human rights in migrant cases, and shows the differences in their approaches. It explores how the different social, moral, and political conceptions prevalent in Europe and Latin America can explain their different reasoning and contrasting outcomes.
The 2016 Winners of the Odysseus Network Prizes are awarded €1000 which is shared between the joint winners. The prizes were awarded at the 2017 Odysseus Annual Law and Policy Conference on 10 February 2017 in Brussels.