UBC law professor recognized as one of Canada's top emerging social sciences and humanities researchers

UBC Faculty of Law’s Prof. James Stewart is the recipient of the 2011 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Aurora Prize award. This $25,000 prize recognizes an outstanding new researcher who is building a reputation for exciting and original research in the social sciences or humanities.

In 2006, Stewart was awarded the La Pira Prize for his article on unlawful confinement at Guantanamo. More recently, he received the prestigious Antonio Cassese Prize for International Criminal Law Studies, for his current work on the liability of corporations for international crimes. In October 2010, Stewart published new legal guidelines for prosecuting corporations for the illegal exploitation of natural resources.

Stewart was honoured with the award at the 49th annual Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) conference in Vancouver on Nov. 2. The annual conference recognizes Canada’s top social sciences and humanities graduate students and emerging scholars.

To learn more about Stewart, visit http://www.law.ubc.ca/faculty/Stewart/index.html.