Dr Jason Varuhas wins Peter Birks Prize

Associate Professor Jason N. E. Varuhas’s book, Damages and Human Rights (Hart Publishing 2016), has been awarded the UK Society of Legal Scholars’ Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship for 2016.

Dr Jason Varuhas wins the Peter Birks Prize

This prestigious prize is for the best published book written by a scholar who is in the first 15 years of their academic career. The prize was awarded at the Society of Legal Scholars’ Annual Dinner held at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, on 7 September.

The award of the Birks Prize follows on from Damages and Human Rights being cited by the UK Supreme Court in its recent judgment in Lee-Hirons v. Secretary of State for Justice [2016] UKSC 46 [2016] 3 WLR 590 at [46].

The book has been discussed at dedicated events held during this year at the University of Montreal, Victoria University of Wellington, the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford.

Dr Varuhas is pictured here receiving the award from the President of the Society of Legal Scholars, Professor Andrew Burrows, University of Oxford, and Baroness Hale, Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court.