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 2014-2015 Honors Committee comprised Peter Tomka, chair, Payam Akhavan, Gerald Neuman, Catherine Powell, and Anna Spain.
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 2015 medalist was Pierre-Marie Dupuy. 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 2015 medalist was Iris Yassmin Barrios Aguilar. View prior recipients.
The Honorary Membership Award is awarded to an individual of American or other nationality who has rendered distinguished contributions or service in the field of international law. The 2015 Honorary Membership award was presented to Kenneth Keith. View prior recipients.
The Francis Deák Prize is awarded to a younger author for meritorious scholarship published in The American Journal of International Law (AJIL). The prize was established by Philip Cohen in 1973, in memory of Francis Deak, former head of the international law program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and editor of American International Law Cases, 1783-1963, the first volume of which was published in 1971, the year before his death. The 2015 Francis Deák Prize was presented to Tom Ruys. View prior recipients.
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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 Scholarship Awards Committee and presented at the Society’s Annual Meeting. The 2015 Awards Committee comprised Duncan Hollis (chair), Martin Flaherty, Karen Knop, Tim Sellers, and Elizabeth Trujillo
2015 Certificate of Merit winners:
Certificate of Merit for a preeminent contribution to creative scholarship: Karen J. Alter, The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights (Princeton University Press, 2014)
Certificate of Merit for high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers and scholars: Ben Saul, David Kinley, and Jacqueline Mowbray, The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Commentary, Cases, and Materials (Oxford University Press, 2014)
Certificate of Merit in a specialized area of international law: Symeon C. Symeonides, Codifying Choice of Law Around the World: An International Comparative Analysis (Oxford University Press, 2014)