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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 Excellence in Scholarship, alternating between scholarly books and scholarly papers that make a substantial contribution to the international law literature.

CCIL Scholarly Paper Award

The CCIL Scholarly Paper Award is conducted every two years for scholarly papers that make a substantial contribution to the international law literature.

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2023 Scholarly Paper Award Winner

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Ryan Liss

The CCIL is pleased to announce that Ryan Liss has been awarded the 2023 Scholarly Paper Award for his article entitled “Criminal Law in a World of States which was published in the Michigan Journal of International Law (2022). 
 

This award recognizes the work of Canadian scholars of international law, and specifically scholarly papers that make a substantial contribution to the international law literature.

 

Ryan Liss is an Assistant Professor and the Co-Director of the Public and Private International Law Research Group at Western Law. His research focuses on public international law (including international human rights law, international criminal law, and international humanitarian law) and criminal law, examining the ways in which human rights construct and constrain state power in both areas. 
 

Ryan’s work has appeared in the American Journal of International Law, the Canadian Yearbook of International Law, Michigan Journal of International Law, and NYU Journal of International Law and Politics, among other journals. His first monograph, which is currently in progress, is under contract with Oxford University Press. More...
 

Ryan is also 2012 John Peters Humphrey Fellowship recipient.

CALL FOR SCHOLARLY PAPER SUBMISSIONS FOR 2023 NOW CLOSED
Next Award:  2025 (submissions will open in February 2025)

Any member of CCIL* may submit a paper published in a law review or other academic journal during the two calendar years prior to the year of the award. Thus, papers eligible for the 2023 award will be published in 2021 or 2022.

The same paper may not be submitted more than once. Co-authored papers may be submitted if the primary author is eligible to submit a paper. Copyright in any paper submitted remains the property of the author(s) or the publisher. The committee will only accept one paper per author. Papers longer than 60 pages in length are not normally considered.

 

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

Any award will be made at the CCIL Annual Conference in Fall 2023.

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically no later than May 1, 2023

to: ccil-ccdi@intertaskconferences.com.

 

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

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