Sidney Alumnus, Dr Maayan Menashe, has been awarded the Yorke Prize by the Cambridge Faculty of Law for his doctoral thesis entitled ‘International Labour Law as a Global Public Good: Enhancing Labour Regulation in an Era of Globalisation’.

The Yorke Prize was endowed in 1873 by Edmund Yorke, Scholar, and Fellow of St Catherine’s College. The Prize is awarded annually by the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge for a doctoral thesis of “exceptional quality”, “which makes a substantial contribution to a field of legal knowledge”.

Maayan’s doctoral thesis, completed in 2021 without corrections, introduces and develops the argument that international labour law should be perceived as a global public good. Through this novel characterisation, the thesis uncovers mechanisms to support a resilient cooperative regime over international labour standards.

Maayan, a College Research Associate,  is currently pursuing a three-year research project as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, at the Cambridge Faculty of Law. He is also an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty, and Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law.

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