John E. Read Medal Recipient

Hugh Kindred


Hugh Kindred is Professor of Law Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia where he taught International Law and Trade, Commercial and Consumer Law, and Maritime Law. He was the leading editor and co-author of five editions of International Law Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied in Canada (1987-2014), now in a 9th edition (2019) named in his honour, and co-author of Law Beyond Borders: Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in an Age of Globalization (2014). Other publications disclose his particular interest and expertise in the relationship between international and Canadian law.

In the maritime law field Hugh is co-author of Marine Cargo Claims (1990), Multimodal Transport Rules (1997) and two editions of Canadian Maritime Law (2003, 2016), which was co-winner of the Walter Owen Book  Prize of the Canadian Bar Association in 2005 and has been cited widely by Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He also served as Senior Legal Officer in the Shipping Division of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. In 2003 Professor Kindred was honoured by the Canadian Association of Law teachers with its Award of Academic Excellence. 

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