Inagural Award for a Book on a Practical or Technical Subject Given to James A.R. Nafziger for Frontiers of Cultural Heritage Law
The inaugural ABILA Award for a Book on a Practical or Technical Subject was given to James A.R. Nafziger for Frontiers of Cultural Heritage Law (Brill Nijhoff, 2021). Jim Nafziger is the Thomas B. Stoel Chairholder, Professor of Law, and Director of International Programs at Willamette University College of Law.
This book covers emerging topics of cultural heritage law, a relatively new landmark in the field of both national and international law. The primary focus is on the frontiers identified and developed by the work products of the ILA’s Committee on Cultural Heritage Law. The construction of cultural heritage law is a good example of transnationalism at work, combining national initiatives with diplomacy, UNESCO and other intergovernmental agreements, international custom, and non-governmental initiatives such as the ILA Committee’s own contributions. This volume concludes by briefly exploring current and future frontiers of a burgeoning range of topics that are central to many people’s daily experiences and interests.
The 2022 Selection Committee was composed of Mark Janis, Peggy McGuinness, Fernanda Nicola, and Mortimer Sellers (Chair).