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2020 Scholarly Book Award Announced

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”. (Cornell University Press 2019).

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.

Recipient: Prof. Adelle Blackett

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...


In addition, Professor Patrick Dumberry’s book “A Guide to State Succession in International Investment Law” (Edward Elgar Publishing 2018) has been selected as the runner-up.

Professor Dumberry’s book was 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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