ANZSIL’s principal activity is an annual conference, held in Canberra or Wellington on a rotating basis. The annual conference has established itself as the principal gathering for international law academics and practitioners in Australia and New Zealand.
28th Annual ANZSIL Conference 2020
Postponed to 1 - 3 July 2021
International Law in the Third Decade of the 21st Century: A Tool for Challenge or Appeasement?
ANZSIL Postgraduate Research Students Workshop
2 December 2020
The aims of the Workshop are to provide postgraduate degree research students with an opportunity to present their research to their peers, to discuss their experiences of postgraduate research and to make academic and professional connections. Owing to COVID-19 restrictions, the Workshop will take place online in 2020.
Four Societies Conferences
Since 2006, ANZSIL has also participated in the biennial Four Societies Conference, a forum for early career researchers which is held in conjunction with three other national societies (the American, Canadian and Japanese societies). The Eighth Four Societies Conference will be held at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law on the theme of Beyond National Jurisdiction.
ANZSIL Interest Group Events
The ANZSIL Interest Groups convene workshops and other events from time to time. ANZSIL’s International Economic Law Interest Group (IELIG), which was established in 2010, convenes an annual Symposium on economic law issues. The ANZSIL International Peace and Security Interest Group (IPSIG), which was established in 2014, convened its first event in April 2015. The ANZSIL Oceans and International Environmental Law Interest Group (OIELIG) held its inaugural workshop in February 2017. The Gender, Sexuality and International Law Interest Group (GSILIG) was established in 2019. The History and Theory of International Law Interest Group (HTILG) was established in 2020.
Requests for ANZSIL financial support for events or activities
The principal activity of ANZSIL is the convening of the annual conference. However, providing that sufficient funds are available, ANZSIL also endeavours to provide financial support for additional events and activities convened by Members of the Society, consistent with its aims.
Requests for financial support from ANZSIL to convene events or activities should be made in accordance with the Guidelines for Applying for Financial Support from ANZSIL for Events and Activities.
27th Annual Conference (4 - 6 July 2019)
26th Annual Conference (5-7 July 2018)
25th Annual Conference (29 June to 1 July 2017)Sustaining the International Order in an Era of Rising Nationalism
24th Annual Conference (30 June to 2 July 2016)
23rd Annual Conference (2-4 July 2015)
22nd Annual Conference (3-5 July 2014)
Fifth International Four Societies conference (1-2 July 2014)
Experts, Networks and International Law (PDF, 209KB)
21st Annual Conference (4-6 July 2013)
Accountability and International Law (PDF, 1.4MB)
20th Annual Conference (5-7 July 2012)
International Law in the Next Two Decades: Form or Substance? (PDF, 1.5MB)
19th Annual Conference (23-25 June 2011)
The Promise and Limits of International Law
18th Annual Conference (24-26 June 2010)
International Law in the Second Decade of the 21st Century: Back to the Future or Business As Usual?
17th Annual Conference (2-4 July 2009)
The Future of Multilateralism in Plural World
Governor General's speech
16th Annual Conference (26-28 June 2008)
Security, Scarcity, Struggle: The Dilemmas of International Law
15th Annual Conference (28-30 June 2007)
Restoring the Rule of Law in International Affairs
14th Annual Conference (29 June - 1 July 2006)
Pacific Perspectives on International Law (PDF, 304KB)
13th Annual Conference (16-18 June 2005)
International Institutions in a Uni-Polar World (PDF, 80KB)
12th Annual Conference (18-21 July 2004)
International Law and Security in the Post-Iraq Era: Where to for International Law? (PDF, 104KB)
11th Annual Conference (4-6 July 2003)
International Governance and Institutions: What Significance for International Law? (PDF, 50KB)
Proceedings (PDF, 6MB)
10th Annual Conference (14-16 June 2002)
New Challenges and New States: What Role for International Law? (PDF, 108KB)
Proceedings (PDF, 837KB)
9th Annual Conference (13-14 June 2001)
International Law Downunder: Antipodean Contributions and Challenges (PDF, 423KB)
Proceedings (PDF, 1MB)
8th Annual Conference (26, 28-29 June 2000)
International Legal Challenges for the Twenty-first Century (PDF, 140KB)
Proceedings (PDF, 2.5MB)
7th Annual Conference (8-10 July 1999)
Wealth, Security and Survival: Implementation, Compliance and Enforcement in International Law'
6th Annual Conference (19-21 June 1998)
Proceedings (PDF, 1MB)
5th Annual Conference (29 May - 1 June 1997)
4th Annual Conference (17-19 May 1996)
3rd Annual Conference ( 7-9 July 1995)
2nd Annual Conference (27-29 May 1994)
1st Annual Conference (28-30 May 1993)