(image source: dr. Nadeera Rupesinghe)
The jury of the Van Caenegem Prize 2020, attributed to the best article in legal history written by a young scholar in a two-year period following the previous ESCLH Biennial Conference (in this case, the 2018 conference at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris), goes to Dr. Nadeera Rupesinghe (Sri Lanka National Archives).
Ms. Rupesinghe published the article 'Do you know the ninth commandment? Tensions of the oath in Dutch colonial Sri Lanka' in our society's journal Comparative Legal History VII (2019), N° 1, pp. 37-66 (DOI 10.1080/2049677X.2019.1613308).
The Van Caenegem Prize is normally awarded at the ESCLH Biennial Conference. Due to the COVID-19-crisis, we have been compelled to postpone the conference to 2021.
The Jury of the Van Caenegem Prize 2020 and the ESCLH Executive Council wish to express their warmest congratulations to Ms. Rupesinghe on obtaining this award.