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Membership Registration

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.

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Member updates

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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.

August 2021

AfSIL’s President Makane Moïse Mbengue has been elected as member of the Institute of International Law.

September 2020

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.

Interest Groups

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

  • Dispute Resolution

  • Law of the Sea

  • Environment

  • Trade

  • Intellectual Property & Competition



UNIDROIT is currently accepting applications for the Institute’s 2022 International Summer School intended for judges, public lawyers, and senior legislative drafters from African countries.
A limited number of scholarships (up to 2,500€) will be granted, as contribution to the travel and lodging costs to attend the 2022 Summer School, based on a case by case and prorated on effective participation. 
The application deadline is 28 February 2022. Please see the call for applications (ENG or FR) and visit their Summer School webpage
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).
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.
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, Cape Verde, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Gabon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritius, Somalia, Togo, and Tunisia. 

Expressions of interest should be sent to Managing Editor Tanya.Wagenaar@mandela.ac.za by December 1 2021 with: a) an indication of the chapter you are interested in authoring and b) a resume or CV including any list of publications.

Call for fellowship applications – Permanent Court of Arbitration

The Fellowship Program at the office of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in Mauritius offers nationals of African countries who are recent law graduates and young legal  professionals the opportunity to work at an international arbitration institution for up to 12 months.  The Fellow will hold the title of Assistant Legal Counsel during the Fellowship. Please see the call for application for details.