The Wilberforce Institute will award the Professor Surya Subedi Global Essay Prize on Modern Slavery or the Protection of Human Dignity annually for the best original essay in English on the abolition of modern forms of slavery or the protection of human dignity anywhere in the world. The winner will receive £500 in recognition of their success.
Professor Surya Subedi is Professor of International Law at the University of Leeds, and a visiting faculty member on the international human rights law programme at the University of Oxford since 2016.
Professor Subedi studied for an LLM at the University of Hull from 1986 to 1988, obtaining the degree with distinction and a prize for best student of the year.
He said: “I am immensely honoured by the establishment of this prize in my name at the University of Hull, my alma mater.
“My time at Hull was transformative for me in so many ways. During my studies at Hull, I benefited greatly from research-led teaching by first rate academics and developed a passion for further research that would extend the frontiers of knowledge in international law in general, and international human rights law in particular.”
Professor Subedi has published 12 books and more than 60 scholarly articles in all major areas of international law in leading international law journals throughout his academic career. His work has focused on promoting fairness in international relations, strengthening the rules-based international order and advancing human rights.
More information about the award and how to submit an essay can be found here .