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 2018–2019 ASIL Honors Committee, consisting of Jeffrey Dunoff (chair), Marcella David, Harold Koh, Margaret McKeown, and Sergio Puig, invites nominations (including self-nominations) for the following ASIL honors. The deadline for submission was August 15, 2018.
The Manley O. Hudson Medal
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 2018 medalist is Peter Trooboff. View prior recipients.
The Goler T. Butcher Medal
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 2018 medalist is Rosalie Silberman Abella. View prior recipients.
The Honorary Membership Award
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 2018 Honorary Membership award will be presented to Olufemi Elias. View prior recipients.
The nomination period has ended.
ASIL Book Awards
The Society annually bestows three book awards, known as ASIL Certificates of Merit, for a "preeminent contribution to creative scholarship;" in "a specialized area of international law;" and for "high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers and scholars." The winners are selected by the Society's Executive Council on the nomination of the Book Awards Committee and will be presented at the Society's Annual Meeting in 2019. The 2018–2019 Book Awards Committee, consisting of Anna Spain Bradley (chair), Karen Alter, David Gantz, Christina Hioureas, and W. Michael Reisman, is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Certificates of Merit. Books of any nationality or place of publication that have been published in the 24 months preceding February 1, 2019, are eligible.
The deadline for nominations was October 1, 2018.
2018 Certificate of Merit winners:
Certificate of Merit for a preeminent contribution to creative scholarship: Anthea Roberts, Is International Law International? (Oxford)
Certificate of Merit in a specialized area of international law: Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, and Lavanya Rajamani, International Climate Change Law, (Oxford)
Certificate of Merit for high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers and scholars: Jürgen Basedow, Giesela Rühl, Franco Ferrari, and Pedro de Miguel Asensio, Encyclopedia of Private International Law (Edward Elgar)