Gonville & Caius College Fellow Dr Orfeas Chasapis Tassinis (Law 2016) has been awarded a Yorke Prize for his doctoral thesis, ‘Revisiting the Theoretical Foundations of International Organizations in Public International Law’.
Dr Chasapis Tassinis, who was admitted as a Fellow in October, completed his PhD in International Law at Caius. His thesis draws insights from philosophical discourse on collective entities to advance a refined legal theory of international organisations in public international law. His research at Caius was generously funded by a WM Tapp Studentship as well as an A Sinclair Fund studentship.
The Yorke Prize is awarded annually by the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge for an essay of exceptional quality that significantly contributes to the field of legal knowledge. The Prize was endowed in 1873 by Edmund Yorke.
Dr Stevie Martin (Law 2016) also received a Yorke Prize, for a thesis titled ‘Assisted Suicide and the European Convention on Human Rights’.