Awards and Honors

ASIL Honors The Society recognizes excellence in the field of international law with three annual honors.  Honorees are selected by the Society's Executive Council, on the nomination of the Honors Committee and are presented each year at the Society’s Annual Meeting.  The 2013-14 Honors Committee comprises Meg Kinnear, chair, Joel Hernandez, James Leitner, Michael Posner, Lucy Reed, and Peter Tomka.

The Manley O. Hudson Medal is awarded to a distinguished person of American or other nationality for outstanding contributions to scholarship and achievement in international law. The 2013 medalist was Bruno Simma.View prior recipients.
 
The Goler T. Butcher Medal is awarded to a distinguished person of American or other nationality, for outstanding contributions to the development or effective realization of international human rights. The 2013 medalist was Dinah Shelton. View prior recipients
 
The Honorary Membership Award is awarded to an individual of American or other nationality, not a member of the Society, who has rendered distinguished contributions or service in the field of international law. The 2013 Honorary Membership award was presented posthumously to Arthur Chaskalson. View prior recipients
 

ASIL Book Awards 

The Society annually bestows three book awards, known as ASIL Certificates of Merit, for a “preeminent contribution to creative scholarship;” “a specialized area of international law;” and “high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers and scholars.” The awardees are selected by the Society's Executive Council on the nomination of the Awards Committee and presented at the Society’s Annual Meeting. The 2014 Awards Committee comprises Jacob Katz Cogan (chair), Jutta Brunnee, ​Jean D’Aspremont, Duncan Hollis, and Saira Mohamed. 

2013 Certificate of Merit winners: 
 

  • Certificate of Merit for a preeminent contribution to creative scholarship: Jeremy Waldron, Partly Laws Common to All Mankind: Foreign Law in American Courts (Yale University Press)
  • Certificate of Merit for high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers and scholars: The Oxford Guide to Treaties (Duncan Hollis, editor) (Oxford University Press)
  • Certificate of Merit in a specialized area of international law: Petros Mavroidis, Trade in Goods (2d Ed.) (Oxford University Press)

View previous certificate winners