our Mission & objectives
The African Society of International Law (AfSIL) is a network of practitioners, scholars, technocrats and students engaging with international law as practiced, implemented, and forged in Africa. The Society seeks in particular to:
Amplify the voice of African states and Africans in international law;
Foster inquiry, exchange of ideas and innovation in international law as it is developed and implemented in Africa;
Promote and support the study and practice of international law on the Continent;
Share information on international law opportunities such as scholarships, internships, speaking engagements, publications, and employment;
Celebrate the accomplishments of its members in the field of international law.
AfSIL was formed in 2012, by the founding Bureau members Raymond Ranjeva, Maurice Kamto, Makane Moïse Mbengue and Yenkong Hodu. The Bureau is currently composed of the following members:
Partnership with ILA Paris 2023: The International Law Association will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2023 in Paris, France. The African Society of International Law looks forward to being part of this event organized by the International Law Association Branche française, and coordinated by Catherine Kessedjian, Franck Latty, and their team.
Partnership with REAL: AfSIL is thrilled to announce that it is supporting a newly created organization: R.E.A.L. - Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers. REAL is an organization looking at the representation of underrepresented groups in international arbitration. Tafadzwa Pasipanodya, AfSIL's Vice-President, is part of REAL's steering committee.
Paris Arbitration Week: AfSIL’s Dispute Resolution Interest Groups will host a launch event under the auspices of the Paris Arbitration Week on 28 March 2023 in DLA Piper, Paris France. To learn more and register, please visit the PAW website.
2023 AfSIL Conference: The Society will held its 13th Annual Conference on 27-28 October 2023 on “Africa & the Governance of Global Commons” in the headquarters of the African Union, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. More information here.