Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Prominent Women in International Law Award 2023 Nomination Deadline Approaching

The Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) invites nominations for the Prominent Women in International Law Award 2023.  This year marks the 30th anniversary of the award! 

The Prominent Women in International Law Award honors those who have advanced women, gender, and women’s rights in international law.

The diverse accomplishments of previous awardees (list available here and here) demonstrate the multiple ways in which honorees achieve this recognition.  Past awardees include judges of the International Court of Justice and International Criminal Tribunals, founders of women’s rights NGOs, business leaders, government officials, and scholars.  Some of these women have broken glass ceilings in the field, others have worked tirelessly to promote women and women’s voices in international law, and still others have contributed substantively to advancing, researching, or advocating for women’s rights. 

Please submit nominations for a Prominent Woman in International Law who meets some or all of the following criteria:

  • Employs international law to advance women and women’s rights -- awardees need not be attorneys, though most are;
  • Breaks through glass ceilings for women in international law;
  • Promotes women and women’s voices in the field;
  • Contributes substantively to advancing, researching, advocating for, or promoting women’s rights and/or gender justice;
  • Is considered prominent in the field of international law – or has accomplishments that merit further recognition through this prestigious award.

Letters of nomination should be addressed to WILIG’s Prominent Woman in International Law (PWIL) Committee, and should be submitted by October 15, 2022 to Professor Cindy Buys at [email protected]. Please submit nomination information in one PDF document titled with the nominee’s name and “PWIL Award.” Letters or supporting materials should not exceed 5 pages total per nominee.



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