CCIL Awards for Excellence in Scholarship

 
CCIL Scholarly Paper Award
To recognize the work of Canadian scholars of international law, the CCIL conducts a competition for scholarly papers (every two years) that make a substantial contribution to the international law literature.
2021 Scholarly Paper Award Winners

The Canadian Council on International Law is pleased to announce Penelope Simons & Melisa Handl as the 2021 recipients of the CCIL Scholarly Paper Award for their co-authored paper entitled: “Relations of Ruling: A Feminist Critique of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and Violence against Women in the Context of Resource Extraction”.   UTP Press

 

The paper provides a rigorous and innovative analysis of the United Nations Guiding Principles and is a significant contribution to international law scholarship. The paper engages with two different areas of international law, i.e. feminist approach to international law and international human rights law, and enlightens the debate of a cutting-edge topic in the field, from an innovative theoretical perspective. It also engages critically with the provisions and lacunas of the Guiding Principles. The paper is well written and provides in-depth research and analysis of issues that are both relevant for international law scholarship as well as Canadian law and policy due to its focus on extractive industries. 

 

Penelope Simons Associate Professor and Vice Dean Research, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. https://commonlaw.uottawa.ca/en/people/simons-penelope

Melisa Handl is a PhD candidate, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law
https://llmphd.uottawa.ca/en/melisa-handl 

2019 Scholarly Paper Award Winners

 

The CCIL is pleased to announce the following winners of its inaugural Scholarly Paper Award:

Gregory Fox, Kristen Boon and Isaac Jenkins for “The Contributions of United Nations Security Council Resolutions to the Law of Non-International Armed Conflict: New Evidence of Customary International Law” (American University Law Review, Vol. 67, p. 649, 2018)
 

Joanna Harrington for “The Working Methods of The United Nations Security Council: Maintaining The Implementation of Change” (International & Comparative Law Quarterly, Vol  66, Issue 1, 2017)
 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR  2021 - CLOSED

All submissions must be made by May 1, 2021.

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 2021 award will be published in 2019 or 2020.

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 2021.

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically no later than May 1, 2021 to: ccil-ccdi@intertaskconferences.com.

 

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

 
CCIL Scholarly Book Award

To recognize the work of Canadian scholars of international law, the CCIL conducts a competition for scholarly books (every two years) that make a substantial contribution to the international law literature.

2020 Scholarly Book Award Recipient

The CCIL is pleased to announce that Professor Adelle Blackett has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the CCIL Scholarly Book Award for her book “Everyday Transgressions: Domestic Workers’ Transnational Challenge to International Labor Law”.

 

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.

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Professor Blackett’s book is an eloquent narrative on a novel subject. The author’s unique perspective of the story behind the creation of the ILO’s Decent Work for Domestic Workers Convention No. 189 and Recommendation No. 201 brings an innovative approach to the book. The book’s originality and rigorous discussion of a timely topic made a substantial contribution to the international law literature. The book demonstrates the role played by cross-border movements within and beyond international institutions in the making of new rules of international law; specifically, in this case, the development of the Domestic Workers Convention within the International Labour Organization.

Adelle Blackett, Ad. E., F.R.S.C., is a Professor of Law and the Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development at the Faculty of Law, McGill University. Read more...

Runner-Up
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In addition, Professor Patrick Dumberry’s book “A Guide to State Succession in International Investment Law” has been selected as the runner-up in acknowledgement of high technical mastery in a novel area of scholarship, and specifically: its utility for arbitration practitioners, the wealth of sources it draws upon and provides to the reader, and the expert analysis contained within a study, bringing together the law on state succession and the law on foreign investment.

Patrick Dumberry is Full Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law (Civil Law Section). Read more...

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR 2020 (CLOSED)

The winner will be announced in February 2021

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 2020 award will be published in 2018 or 2019. 


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.
 

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.

Any award will be made at the CCIL Annual Conference in Fall 2020 (announcement postponed until February 2021).

All submissions must be made by 1 May 2020.  Update:  The submission deadline has been extended to Friday July 10, 2020 and books may now be submitted electronically (in PDF format). Send to: ccil-ccdi@intertaskconferences.com with the subject line:  CCIL Scholarly Book Award Submission.

Five (5) copies of the book must be mailed to:

CCIL Scholarly Book Award

c/o 22, rue de Lavandou
Gatineau, QC J8T 5M2  Canada

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