Wednesday, April 7, 2010

ASIL Scholarship Awards

Each year, at its annual meeting, the American Society of International Law bestows a number of book and article awards. Here are those presented at the 2010 annual meeting:
  • Certificate of Merit for a preeminent contribution to creative scholarship: Beth Simmons, Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics (Cambridge Univ. Press 2009).
  • Certificate of Merit in a specialized area of international law: Mark Osiel, The End of Reciprocity: Terror, Torture, and the Law of War (Cambridge Univ. Press 2009).
  • Certificate of Merit for high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers and scholars: Chester Brown, A Common Law of International Adjudication (Oxford Univ. Press 2007).
  • Francis Deák Prize: Jacob Katz Cogan, Representation and Power in International Organization: The Operational Constitution and Its Critics, 103 AJIL 209 (2009), and Galit A. Sarfaty, Why Culture Matters in International Institutions: The Marginality of Human Rights at the World Bank, 103 AJIL 647 (2009).
  • Lieber Prize: (book) James A. Green, The International Court of Justice and Self-Defense in International Law (Hart Publishing 2009), and (article) Robert Sloane, The Cost of Conflation: Preserving the Dualism of the Jus ad Bellum and the Jus in Bello in the Contemporary Law of War, 34 Yale Journal of International Law 47 (2009).
  • Lieber Society Military Prize: Sean Watts, Combatant Status and Computer Network Attack, 50 Virginia Journal of International Law 391 (2010).
  • Private International Law Prize: Alex Mills, "Subsidiarity and the Conflict of Laws in the European Union and United States."

Also noteworthy is the election or re-election of four individuals to the American Journal of International Law's Board of Editors. They include: Christine M. Chinkin; John R. Crook (re-elected); Laurence R. Helfer; and Ruth Wedgwood.