Former Lecturer of Law at Uganda Christian University (UCU), Dr. Timothy Masiko has emerged winner of the 2020 SIEL-Hart United Kingdom (UK) Prize in International Economic Law for his manuscript on economic integration in Africa.
Dr. Masiko who is currently a teaching associate at the University of Nottingham, won this year’s prestigious prize for his work that examines the complex treaty-making process in Africa.
The SIEL-Hart Prize is awarded every two years for an outstanding unpublished manuscript by an earlycareer scholar in the field of International Economic Law and is sponsored by Hart Publishing and the Society of International Economic Law.
The winner of the SIEL-Hart Prize receives a contract for publication within the Hart Series Studies in International Trade and Investment Law, a £250 (sh1.1m) Hart book voucher, a SIEL bursary of up to £750 (sh3.4m) to cover travel and accommodation expenses to, and waiver of the registration fee for, the SIEL Global Conference.
“I am delighted my work has been recognised by SIEL and I am thrilled to have won the prize while at Nottingham, where I did the research for the project. I trust it will be useful to academics and policymakers alike and cannot wait to share it with the world. I look forward to shedding more light on the unique approaches to international law taken by African states and draw on those to drive conversations on the ever-changing field of international economic law,” Dr. Masiko said.