London: The winner of this year’s Global Annual Prize on the Abolition of Modern Slavery or the Protection of Human Dignity named after Professor Surya P. Subedi has been announced by the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation of the University of Hull, England.
The winner of this year’s prize is Yogi Bratajaya of the University of Oxford. He was awarded the prize for his ground-breaking work on the impact of climate change mitigation measures on indigenous people who have depended on their lands for thousands of years.
The Prize is designed to promote the advancement of scholarship in the study of modern forms of slavery, emancipation, and the protection of human dignity for the benefit of the public.
The Prize is open to any graduate in law, politics, social science, and humanities from around the world regardless of their nationality. Professor Subedi obtained his LLM with Distinction at the University of Hull in 1988 and returned to Hull to join its law faculty as a lecturer in 1993 after completing his PhD at Oxford. He became Professor of Law at Hull in 1999.
He was awarded the highest accolade – the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa – by Hull University in 2020 in recognition of his accomplishments in the fields of international law and human rights.