The AIDP (American National Section) has awarded a Book of the Year Award and an Article of the Year Award at its Annual Meeting in October every year since 2003. As winner of last year’s Book of the Year Award, I was asked to serve as Chair of the three-person Committee which selected the winners of this year’s awards. The three finalists for 2007 Book of the Year Award were “War Crimes and Just War” by Larry May; “Atrocity, Punishment, and International Law” by Mark Drumbl; and “Saddam on Trial: Understanding and Debating the Iraqi High Tribunal” by Michael Scharf and Greg McNeal.
And the winner of the 2007 Book of the Year Award was … “Atrocity, Punishment, and International Law” by Mark Drumbl. In addition, I am pleased to announce that the winner of the 2007 Article of the Year Award was “From the eXile Files: An Essay on Trading Justice for Peace,” 63 Washington and Lee Law Review 339 (2006), by Michael Scharf. Congratulations to Mark and Michael on their scholarly achievement.