The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is delighted to announce the winner of the first IALS PhD Thesis Book Prize competition. The prize of a publishing contract with the IALS Open Book Service for Law has been awarded by the Editorial Board and Judging panel to Dr Virginie Rouas for her work: In Search of Corporate Accountability: Transnational Litigation against Multinational Enterprises in France and the Netherlands

Dr Virginie Rouas

Virginie undertook her doctorate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She is currently developing a book based on her PhD thesis (SOAS, 2017) for publication by IALS in 2020. The book is provisionally entitled ‘Achieving Access to Justice in the Business and Human Rights Context: An Assessment of Litigation and Regulatory Responses in Europe.’ 

Virginie is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at SOAS. She also works as a Legal Advisor for Milieu, a multi-disciplinary consultancy based in Brussels providing legal and policy services for the European Union institutions and other international organisations. Her research interests focus on access to justice, business and human rights, environmental law, and European policies.

Many congratulations to Virginie. We look forward to working with her on this exciting new publication.