CCIL Public Sector Lawyer Award

Award for Public Sector Lawyer

For Significant Service or Contribution in the Field of Public International Law by a Public Sector Lawyer. This non-monetary award recognizes significant contribution or service in the field of public international law by a public sector lawyer. The recipient will have significantly enhanced the understanding of and respect for public international law in the public sector.

The nomination process is now closed for 2020.

The CCIL is very pleased to announce that Anne Daniel is the 2017 recipient of the CCIL Public Sector Lawyer Award

Anne has published in a number of areas of international environmental law. She has generously shared her knowledge and experience by delivering MEA negotiating and chairing training both internationally and to Government of Canada colleagues. She has lectured at a number of law schools, including Kobe University in Japan, and has taught a course on MEA negotiation and implementation at her alma mater the University of Windsor Law School. Over the years Anne has also been active in the CCIL as a member of the Executive, and at the annual conference as a participant and organizer of panels and the international environmental law breakfast.

We congratulate Anne Daniel for her distinguished career in the federal public service and her important contribution to international environmental law.

Anne Daniel is a General Counsel with the Public International Law Team of the Constitutional, Administrative and International Law Section of the Department of Justice Canada. She has been with Justice for 35 years and has advised on multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) for approximately 25 years, primarily in the areas of mercury, hazardous wastes, ocean dumping, chemicals, biodiversity, biosafety, genetic resources, air pollution, liability, compliance and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) governance issues.  She has participated on numerous Canadian delegations as advisor and negotiator, including to negotiate many MEAs.  She has led Canadian delegations, has chaired a number of UN meetings and negotiating groups, and been a chair or member of treaty compliance committees.

Eligibility Criteria


Current or former public sector lawyers (i.e. lawyers working for the federal or a provincial or territorial government, crown corporations, legal aid offices or other government entities). 


Members of the current CCIL Executive are not eligible for this award.


There are no posthumous awards.

Nomination Process (closed for 2020)


Nominations or self-nominations will be sought by the Awards Sub-Committee appointed by the Executive Committee of the CCIL based on a yearly call letter. Nominations submitted in previous years may be reconsidered.  


Nominations can be submitted by an e-mail or letter which sets out the significant contribution or service in the field of public international law by a current or former public sector lawyer.


The email or letter can be sent by mail to: 

275 Bay Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 5Z5, Canada; or by email to:


Members of the CCIL Executive Committee may submit nominations.


All nominations will be reviewed by the Awards Sub-Committee, which will present its recommendation to the CCIL Executive Committee for decision by the Committee.

Past Award Winners

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