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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 Recipients

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.

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...


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”.

2022 Winner
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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...

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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...

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