Monday, July 30, 2012

ASIL seeks scholarly book nominations

In addition to other nominations -- for leadership positions, honors, and journal editors, here, here, and here -- the American Society of International Law welcomes nominations for book awards to be presented at the Society’s next Annual Meeting, set for April 3-6 in Washington, D.C.
Known as ASIL Certificates of Merit, these awards are presented each year as follows:
► To a book for its preeminent contribution to creative scholarship;
► To a book which exhibits high technical craftsmanship and is of high utility to practicing lawyers and scholars; and
► To a book in a specialized area of international law, such as business transactions, economic law, environmental law, human rights, humanitarian law or private international law.
Books published in the 24 months before February 1, 2013, are eligible, regardless of languge or place of publication or the author's nationality.
Winners have included books by a few IntLawGrrls contributors and a foremother:
The International Law of Human Trafficking (2010) by Anne T. Gallagher (prior Read On! post about this book);
Democratic Accountability and the Use of Force in International Law (2003), coauthored by Charlotte Ku;
Law in Times of Crisis: Emergency Powers in Theory and Practice (2006), coauthored by Fionnuala Ní Aoláin;
► Mobilizing for Human Rights: International Law in Domestic Politics (2010) by Beth A. Simmons ; and
► Digest of International Law (vols 1-3, 1963-64), edited by Marjorie Whiteman.
The full list of winners is here and here.
ASIL asks that nominations include 6 copies of the book, sent to Veronica Onorevole, Executive Office & Programs Manager, American Society of International Law, 2223 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 USA.
Details here, at "Scholarship Awards" tab. Deadline is October 1, 2012.

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