ANZSIL, the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law, brings together the region’s leading thinkers and practitioners in all spheres of international law.

ANZSIL was established in 1992 with the aims of

  • developing and promoting the discipline of international law
  • supporting the teaching of international law
  • providing a forum for academics, government lawyers, NGOs, students and practitioners of international law to discuss research and issues of practice in international law
  • increasing public awareness and understanding of international law
  • liaising with other bodies in promoting any of these objects
The principal activity of ANZSIL in furtherance of these aims is the convening of an annual conference. The ANZSIL conference, held in Canberra or Wellington, has established itself as the principal forum for international lawyers in Australia and New Zealand.
Membership of ANZSIL is open to all those with an interest in the field of international law, including legal practitioners, academics, government officials, civil society organisations, and students of international law.  You can join online by following the links on our Membership page. For more information about the governance and organisation of ANZSIL, including the ANZSIL Constitution and the current members of the ANZSIL Council, please see the links on our Governance page. 

ANZSIL’s Interest Groups provide a forum for in-depth discussion and the exchange of ideas amongst those with a particular interest in specific areas of international law. The work of the International Economic Law Interest Group covers all areas of international economic law and its implementation in domestic law. The International Peace and Security Interest Group embraces a wide range of issues arising with respect to peace and security law. The Oceans and International Environmental Law Interest Group provides a forum for discussion and collaboration between ANZSIL members in all areas of law of the sea and international environmental law. More information about how to get involved in the work and activities of the Interest Groups, and upcoming events, can be found on the Interest Groups page.

ANZSIL is actively involved in a wide range of other international law activities as described on our Events page. ANZSIL provides financial support for Australian and New Zealand international law students through the Internship Support program, and by supporting the winning Australian and New Zealand teams to travel to the finals of the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Competition in Washington, DC each year. 

The quarterly ANZSIL Newsletter provides an update on the activities of ANZSIL and its members, as well as information about international law events and activities within and outside the region, and updates on recent practice in international law in Australia and New Zealand. ANZSIL also has a monthly series of ANZSIL Perspectives, consisting of short notes on international law matters relevant to ANZSIL members, published by email.  

ANZSIL is hosted by The Australian National University's Centre for International and Public Law and the Victorian University of Wellington's New Zealand Centre for Public Law.

Upcoming events

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Intern support

ANZSIL continues its support for unpaid interns at international organisations. 

The next application round closes on 21 October 2016 - see the guidelines for more information.

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Contact us: +61 2 6125 4178

ANZSIL Secretariat | Centre for International and Public Law 
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