April 5, 2012 – Professor Máximo Langer was awarded the 2012 Deák Prize for his article, “The Diplomacy of Universal Jurisdiction: The Political Branches and the Transnational Prosecution of International Crimes,” published in The American Journal of International Law in January 2011.
Professor Langer writes and teaches on domestic, comparative and international criminal law and procedure. He has published articles and book chapters in both English and Spanish, and his work has been translated into Chinese and Spanish. He lectures on various aspects of criminal law and procedure in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America.
The annual Francis Deák Prize is awarded to a younger author for meritorious scholarship published in The American Journal of International Law. The prize was established by Philip Cohen in 1973, in memory of Francis Deák, former head of the international law program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.