The University of Oxford has established two academic prizes in the name of Professor Surya P. Subedi to honour outstanding performance by its law students. The first is the Dr Surya Subedi Prize in Human Rights Law to be awarded to the student attaining the highest mark in the paper in Human Rights Law each year.
The second is a new prize, the Dr Surya Subedi Prize for the DPhil in Law to be awarded to the best doctoral thesis in the Faculty of Law each year. The DPhil prize will be awarded to the thesis that makes the most exciting original contribution to the relevant field of scholarship and is best crafted in terms of organisation, style and presentation.
Professor Subedi is an alumnus of Oxford. He obtained a doctoral degree (DPhil) in Law with a prize in 1993. Oxford awarded him a higher doctorate (महाविद्यावारिधि) – the degree of Doctor of Civil Law (DCL) – in 2019 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of human rights and international law. Such higher doctorates are awarded rarely and only in exceptional cases at the University of Oxford. He currently is Professor of International Law at the University of Leeds, and Barrister at Three Stone Chambers, Lincoln’s Inn, London.