The African Society of International law/ Société Africaine de Droit International welcomes anyone, anywhere who shares its mission and objectives to join it. Membership is currently at no financial cost. Please add your information in the form below to join.
Prof. Hajer Gueldich has been elected as the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on International Law.
21 September 2021
AfSIL’s Vice-President Tafadzwa Pasipanodya has been appointed a member of the ICC Africa Commission and will serve a three-year mandate, running from 2021-2024.
AfSIL’s President Makane Moïse Mbengue has been elected as member of the Institute of International Law.
AfSIL’s Secretary General Isabelle Rouche has joined African International Law Firm Asafo & Co. as partner in the Litigation and Arbitration practice.
We invite our members to let us know of any recent updates and accomplishments in the field of international law.
AfSIL is forming interest groups to enable members to interact regularly with colleagues along thematic lines. The groups are fora for discussion, networking, and joint activities within the various sub-fields of international law. Please contact us via the button below, if you wish to take part in one of the following interest groups or to initiate one on a new topic:
Human Rights & International Humanitarian Law
Law of the Sea
Intellectual Property & Competition
AFSIL CALL FOR PAPERS - 2022 CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL LAW AND CLIMATE CHANGE
FIRST EDITION OF AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL LAW (AUCIL) AWARD FOR Ph.D. THESIS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW
In line with the Mandate of the AUCIL and Objective 4 of its strategic plan 2019 – 2021, of promoting the teaching, study, publication, and dissemination of literature on international law in Africa, the AUCIL Ph.D. Award has been introduced to highlight an outstanding and high-quality legal writing in the field of international law with a specific focus on Africa. Its objective is to provide encouragement to young and intermediate specialists of public international law who have completed their Ph.D. not more than three (3) years ago (at the date of closure of the applications) and whose work was related to International Law with a focus on African issues and the field of AU law. The deadline for submission is 15 December 2021. Please see the AUCIL call for expression of interest (ENG or FR) guidelines (ENG or FR).
Call for authors – Africa Law of the Sea Book
The editors of the book project the “The Law of the Sea ‒ Contemporary Norms and Practice in Africa” to be published by Juta in Cape Town are looking for authors with expertise in the law of the sea to draft national chapters for the following countries: Angola, Djibouti, Egypt, Gabon, Mauritius, Somalia, and Togo.
Expressions of interest should be sent to Managing Editor Tanya.Wagenaar@mandela.ac.za with: a) an indication of the chapter you are interested in authoring and b) a resume or CV including any list of publications.
New initiative to Hold the Door Open for young arbitration practitioners - International chamber of commerce (ICC)
ICC has announced a new and unique pilot programme aiming to give young arbitration practitioners in Africa an opportunity to gain practical experience by observing arbitration hearings. To participate, interested candidates are required to send a CV and a one-page statement of interest. The deadline for submissions is 3 December 2021. Please see the ICC publication for more details.