Otto Hahn Medal awarded to Filip Vojta © Jessica Hath/MPI-CSL

Filip Vojta was distinguished with the Max Planck Society’s Otto Hahn Medal on June 17, 2020. The jurist and criminologist received the award for his dissertation “Punishment and Sentence Enforcement for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Former Yugoslavia.” The dissertation focused on a comprehensive qualitative exploration of the system for enforcement of the ICTY sentences and reconceptualization of the penal concept of rehabilitation of international prisoners.

Dr. Filip Vojta was a doctoral student at the In­ter­na­tio­nal Max Planck Re­se­arch School on Re­ta­lia­ti­on, Me­dia­ti­on and Pu­nis­h­ment (IMPRS REMEP) from 2012 to 2018. Since Au­gust 2018, he has been em­ployed as a postdoc­tor­al re­search fel­low in the De­part­ment of Crim­in­o­logy at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law.

Every year since 1978, the Max Planck Society has awarded the Otto Hahn Medal to young researchers for outstanding scientific achievements, mostly in connection with their doctorate. The medal is endowed with 7500 euros in prize money. The aim of the award is to motivate particularly talented individuals to pursue a university or research career.