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CCIL Awards for Excellence in Scholarship

To recognize the work of Canadian scholars of international law, each year, the CCIL conducts a competition for scholarly books or for scholarly papers that make a substantial contribution to the international law literature.​

CCIL Scholarly Book Award


The Scholarly Book Award is conducted every two years for scholarly books that make a substantial contribution to the international law literature.​ 

Next Award:  2024 (submissions will open in February 2024)


Any member of CCIL may submit a book published during the two calendar years prior to the year of the award. Thus, books eligible for the 2024 award will be published in 2022 or 2023. 


  • The same book may not be submitted more than once. Co-authored books may be submitted if the primary author is eligible to submit a book. The committee will only accept one book per author.  Edited or coedited books will not be accepted.  Dissertations published as a book are accepted.

  • If the selection committee determines that none of the submitted books in a competition makes a substantial contribution to the international law literature, it may decline to select any book for the Award. The selection committee may use its own discretion in making these determinations and the decisions of the selection committee are final.

All submissions must be made by 1 May 2024.


Mail five (5) copies of the book to:

CCIL Scholarly Book Award 2022

c/o Intertask Conferences
275 Bay Street, Ottawa, ON  K1R 5Z5 Canada

(Deliver to downstairs reception)

If you are shipping from outside Canada, please ensure that you

authorize to be billed for any import duty as the CCIL will not assume costs.

* Ensure your CCIL membership is up to date at the time of your submission.

For any questions, please contact at: with the subject line: CCIL Scholarly Book Award Submission.

2022 Winner

2022 CCIL Scholarly Book Award Recipient

The CCIL is pleased to announce that Professor Miriam Cohen has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the CCIL Scholarly Book Award for her book “Realizing Reparative Justice for International Crimes: From Theory to Practice", Cambridge University Press, 2020.


The Scholarly Book Award recognizes the work of Canadian scholars of international law, and specifically scholarly books that make a substantial contribution to the international law literature.

2022 Award Winner

Professor Miriam Cohen's book is a timely and important contribution to the field of international criminal law and international criminal justice. The unique focus of the book on reparations and the contour of reparative justice is fresh and innovative. Its wider contributions to the jurisprudence of the field were acknowledged by the Committee. 

Miriam Cohen is an Associate Professor and holds the Canada Research Chair on Human Rights and International Reparative Justice at University of Montreal’s Faculty of Law, where she teaches and researches in international, public and human rights law. She is also a researcher at the Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP), the Centre international de criminologie comparée (CICC) and the Centre d'études et de recherches internationales (CÉRIUM).  Read more...

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The Scholarly Books Award Committee also acknowledges the significance of Professor Kent Roach's book “Remedies for Violations of Human Rights: A Two-Track Approach to National and Supra-National Law", CUP 2021. The book ambitiously interrogates the question of remedies for human rights violations from a national and supra-national context.

Kent Roach is Professor of Law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.  Read more...

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