Chile Eboe-OsujiChile Eboe-Osuji will receive the American Society of International Law’s Goler T. Butcher Medal for outstanding contributions to international human rights law in April.

Professor honoured for contributions to international law

The American Society of International Law will honour Chile Eboe-Osuji, Paul Martin Professor in Political Science, International Relations, and Law, for his work to further international human rights and accountability as a jurist, teacher, scholar, prosecutor, and international official.

Dr. Eboe-Osuji will receive the Goler T. Butcher Medal for outstanding contributions to the development or effective realization of international human rights law during the society’s annual meeting, April 7, 2022, in Washington, D.C.

President of the International Criminal Court until March 2021, Eboe-Osuji took up a two-year appointment as the Paul Martin Professor in July 2021. The position honours Paul Martin Sr., who represented Windsor for more than three decades in Canada’s Parliament.

Prior to joining the court, he served as legal advisor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. His legal scholarship includes the books International Law and Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts and Protecting Humanity. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Nigerian Yearbook of International Law.

The American Society of International Law is an educational non-profit founded in 1906 to foster the study of international law and promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice. The Goler T. Butcher Medal is named for an honorary vice-president of the society — a lawyer, scholar, advocate, and professor who died in 1993.