International Academy of Comparative Law

The next Canada Prize will be awarded in 2018 during the XXe Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law which will be held in Fukuoka (Japan).


The Government of Canada has decided to establish, as a tangible expression of its interest in Comparative Law, a Grand Prize to be awarded by the International Academy of Comparative Law.
The prize, called Canada Prize, is intended to recognize an original legal work, written in English or French, in which the common law and the civil law systems are the subject of a critical comparative study in a field of private or public law, although other legal systems may also figure in the study. The work should be of a high scientific quality, suitable for publication in monograph form.
The prize, in the amount of ten thousand canadian dollars ($ 10,000 can.), will be awarded every four years at the International Congress of Comparative Law held under the Aegis of the Academy. The next congress will be held in Fukuoka (Japan) in July 2018.
For information concerning the competition, please refer to the By-Laws and/or contact the Secretary of the International Academy of Comparative Law.
Find all the information about the Canada Prize in the By-laws


Application (including 4 copies of the work (which may be published or unpublished), a curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation) should be sent before December 31, 2017 to the Secretariat of the Academy, 28 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris (France). Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit at the same time an electronic version, in Word, pdf or other standard format, at

Further information may be obtained at

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Canada Prize Award Winners

1994 – 2014

Pauline ABADIE 2014

Entreprise responsable et environnement. Recherche d’une systématisation en droits français et américain

Ed. Bruylant, coll. Droit & Economie, Bruxelles, 2013

Robert LECKEY 2010

Contextual Subjects: Family, State and Relational Theory

Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2008

Anne-Françoise DEBRUCHE 2006

Equité du juge et territoires du droit privé: Le paradoxe de l’empiètement immobilier dans les systèmes romanistes et de common law

Arthur von MEHREN 2002

Theory and Practice of Adjudicatory Authority in Private International Law: A comparative Study of the Doctrine, Policies and Practices of Common and Civil Law Systems

Recueil des cours. Collected Courses of The Hague Academy of International Law, 2002,t. 295, La Haye, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2003, ISBN 90-411-1857-8, 431 pages.

H. Patrick GLENN 1998

Legal Traditions of the World

Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2000.

Suzanne CARVAL 1994

La responsabilité civile dans sa fonction de peine privée

Paris, L.G.D.J.,1995.