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
ANZSIL pursues these aims through a number of activities, including its regular publications (ANZSIL Perspectives and the ANZSIL Newsletter), the annual conference,  its support for students, and ANZSIL Interest Groups.
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. 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 recent practice in international law in Australia and New Zealand, as well as the activities of the Society and other international events within and outside the region. ANZSIL also has a monthly series, ANZSIL Perspectives, consisting of short notes on international law matters.  

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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Call for Papers

The History and Theory of International Law Interest Group invites proposals for a workshop on 30 August 2024.

Abstracts close: 28 June 2024

ANZSIL 2024 Book and Article/ Book Chapter Prizes

Congratulations to the winners of the 2024 ANZSIL Publications Prizes.

Dr Alice Palmer won the Book Prize for 'Natural Perception: Environmental Images and Aesthetics in International Law' (CUP)

Anna Saunders won the Article/Book Chapter Prize for 'Constitution-Making as a Technique of International Law: Reconsidering the Post-War Inheritance'

Intern support

ANZSIL provides financial support for unpaid interns at international organisations. See the guidelines and application form for information.

Applications close 29 April and 31 October each year.

Event Support

ANZSIL endeavours to provide financial support for additional events and activities convened by Members of the Society, consistent with its aims.

See the guidelines for information.

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Contact us:

ANZSIL Secretariat | Centre for International and Public Law 
ANU College of Law | The Australian National University | 5 Fellows Road | Canberra ACT 2601

ABN: 94 662 977 865 

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