Judge Christine Van den Wyngaert, Judge on the Roster of International Judges of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, received the “World Peace Through Law Award” for 2018, which was conferred by the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute in the School of Law of the Washington University in St. Louis. The prize has been awarded since 2006 to distinguished legal experts who, through their academic scholarship and judicial practice, have advanced the rule of law, thereby contributing to global peace.
Judge Van den Wyngaert received the Award by virtue of her exceptional service at the International Criminal Court since 2009, as well as her work for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Court of Justice.
Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova, President of the Specialist Chambers, stated: “Judge Van den Wyngaert has always been a dedicated advocate for the rule of law and the advancement of international law, both in her capacity as Judge in various tribunals as well as a renowned academic. This Award reflects her uncompromised commitment to global peace and is another recognition of the high calibre of the Judges appointed to the Kosovo Specialist Chambers.“