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our Mission & objectives

The African Society of International (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.

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 AfSIL Bureau 

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:

Prof. Makane Moise Mbengue


Makane Moïse Mbengue is the President of the African Society of International Law (AfSIL) since 2017.

Karim M’ziani

Deputy Secretary General

Karim M’ziani is an Advisor in Foley Hoag’s International Litigation & Arbitration Department, in Paris, France.

Tafadzwa Pasipanodya

Vice President

Tafadzwa Pasipanodya is a partner in Foley Hoag LLP’s international litigation and arbitration department and co-chair of its Africa practice.

Amne Suedi


Amne is an international lawyer specializing in international investment law, natural resources and Africa regional integration matter.

Isabelle Rouche


Isabelle Rouche is a partner of the Africa’s international law firm Asafo & Co. and practices international litigation and arbitration.

Edefe Ojomo


Edefe is a lecturer in the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria.


7 July 2021

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 KessedjianFranck Latty, and their team.

18 January 2021

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.


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