AAIL Vice-President Ms. Sheila Keetharuth appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea
Sheila B. Keetharuth was appointed as the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea. The UN Human Rights Council proceeded with the appointment for a one-year mandate during its 21st regular session, which ended on 28 September 2012. She started her mandate on 1 November 2012.
Communique 6 October 2012 (English)
On 6 October 2012, the General Conference of the African Association of International Law met at the Complexo Pedagógica Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique, in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the African Foundation for International Law entitled “International Law in Africa: Human Security, Peace and Development: Challenges and Responses”.
Communiqué 6 Octobre 2012 (Français)
L’an deux mille douze et le 5 du mois d’octobre s’est tenue, au Complexo pedagógica de l’Universidade Eduardo Mondlane de Maputo (Mozambique), la réunion de l’Assemblée générale de l’Association africaine de Droit international.
Report of the General Conference 6 October 2012 (English)
Rapport de la réunion de l’Assemblée Générale 6 Octobre 2012 (Français)
The African International Economic Law Network (AfIELN)
AfIELN invites submission for abstracts for its second conference that is taking place in Johannesburg on 7-8 March 2013.
American Bar Association
Section of International Law 2012 Spring Meeting
3 - 6 April 2013, Washington, DC
World Bank Law, Justice and Development Week
Opportunity, Inclusion and Equity: Responding to the Challenges of our Time
10 - 14 December 2012, Washington, DC
American Society of International Law 107th Annual Meeting
International Law in a Multipolar World
3 - 6 April 2013, Washington, DC
News & Events
UN Regional Course on International Law, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1 - 26 April 2013
The Regional Courses provide high-quality training by leading scholars and practitioners on a broad range of core subjects of international law, as well as specific subjects of particular interest to the countries in a given region. In addition, the interactive nature of the training allows the participants to share experiences and exchange ideas, which promotes greater understanding and cooperation on legal matters in the region.
18th Commonwealth Law Conference, Cape Town, SA 14 - 18 April 2013
The Commonwealth Law Conference is one of the most prestigious events on the international legal calendar providing an opportunity for judges, legal academics and practising lawyers from across the Commonwealth to meet and discuss current and topical issues which affect the legal and broader community today. This year the Commonwealth Lawyers Association in association with the Law Society of South Africa, invite you to join the 18th Commonwealth Law Conference in Cape Town, South Africa’s oldest and most beautiful city.
Africa and The Evolution of International Law, 31 May 2013
On 31 May 2013, the African Association of International Law (AAIL), in collaboration with the African Foundation of International Law and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, hosted a colloquium entitled "Africa and the Evolution of International Law". This event commemorated the 80th birthday of Professor Georges Abi-Saab, a Patron of the AAIL and founding member of the AAIL since in 1986.
L'Afrique et l'évolution du droit international, 31 mai 2013
49th session of the International Law Seminar, 8 - 26 July 2013
The 49th session of the International Law Seminar is organized by the United Nations Office in Geneva on the occasion of the annual session of the International Law Commission.
American Bar Association Section of International Law 2013 Fall Meeting, 15 - 19 October 2013
African Association of International Law joins the American Bar Association Section of International Law as a cooperating entity supporting the 2013 Fall meeting in London, UK. AAIL members will receive special discount rates to attend the confrence which will include over 60 substantive concurrent continuing legal education sessions with world-class speakers.
The Legacy of International Criminal Tribunals in Africa, 17 June 2013
This is a teleconference panel interview on the legacy of the International Criminal Court, the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Extraordinary African Chambers of Senegal, and other international and hybrid criminal tribunals in and concerning African countries.
The ACLS African Humanities Program, 1 November 2013
The ACLS African Humanities Program is happy to announce that application materials for the 2013-14 fellowship competition are now available online. The application deadline is November 1, 2013. Applications should be submitted via email to . To download the application documents, and for further information on this year’s competition, please visit the website.
Course on African Human Rights System, 4-29 November 2013
The aim of the course is to provide a detailed introduction to the African human rights system, the workings of the African Commission and the African Court. It will take a practical approach, providing students with the opportunity to examine State reports submitted by State parties to the African Charter, as well as case law from both the Commission and the Court. The course is aimed at students, academics, non-governmental and inter-governmental staff, representatives from governments, and legal professionals, as well as others for whom knowledge of the subject is important to their work or who are embarking on a career in human rights.
International Court of Justice Vacancy: Law Clerk to Judges of the ICJ. Deadline: 15 November 2013
Multiple Law Clerk positions available at the International Court of Justice. Candidates from Africa, Latin America and Asia are strongly encouraged to apply.
Young African Leadership Program. Deadline: 27 January 2014
The Young African Leadership program is currently seeking applications for young African leaders (any discipline) who may be interested in the program.
50th session of the International Law Seminar, 7 - 25 July 2014
The 50th session of the International Law Seminar is organized by the United Nations Office in Geneva on the occasion of the annual session of the International Law Commission. The deadline for application is 14th March 2014.
International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Deadline: 7 March 2014
The International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam invites applications for a post-doctoral position in international law and development, with a particular focus on the Right to Development.
Applications, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, two sample papers and the names of three referees should be combined into one pdf file and sent to Ms. Charlotte Evers () before 7 March 2014. Interviews will take place soon thereafter. Please see attachment for further information or contact Professor Karin Arts (; +31.70.4260614).
AAIL Reception for Participants at The Hague Academy of International Law, 18 July 2014
AAIL Distinguished Lecture Series, 8 December 2014
Lecture by Judge Fatsah Ouguergouz: ‘The Hague And Arusha: A Tale of two Criminal Jurisdictions’
Where: Sophialaan 10, 2514 JR The Hague, The Netherlands
When: 8th December 2014 at 18:30 Hrs
Call for Papers - AAIL Conference. Deadline 15 March 2015
The African Association of International Law (AAIL) is pleased to announce its 29-31 August 2015 conference entitled: International Economic Law and Development in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities.
Call for applications for the 51st Session of the International Law Seminar, 6-24 July 2015
The call for applications for the 51st Session of the International Law Seminar (Palais des Nations, Geneva, 6-24 July 2015) is now open at www.unog.ch/ils.
The International Law Seminar is organized every year since 1965 by the United Nations Office at Geneva in connection with the current session of the International Law Commission, for a duration of three weeks.
The Seminar is designed to enable young scholars (young university teachers, lecturer or advanced PhD students) and government officials (young diplomats, legal advisors, or judges), at the beginning of their career, working in the field of international law, to widen their knowledge of both the work of the International Law Commission and of the codification and progressive development of international law. It also provides an opportunity for lawyers coming from different legal systems and cultures to exchange views regarding items on the agenda of the Commission.
The International Law Seminaris not intended to be an introduction to international law. Applicants must prove a sound knowledge of international law, on the basis of either their postgraduate studies or significant professional experience in the field.
Interested applicants must submit their application beforethe deadline date of 13 March 2015. No applications will be accepted after this date.
Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Scholarships for the 2015 The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice. Deadline 27 February 2015.
The International Peace & Security Institute is offering a prestigious and specialized scholarship for exceptional law students to attend the 2015 The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice. In this summer’s symposium, participants will have the unique opportunity to engage in an intense and academically rigorous three weeks of interactive lecture, discussion, and experiential education led by the field’s foremost political leaders, scholars, practitioners, and advocates in the city of international law. As an organization with a wide network of individuals who may be in the process of earning their law degree, International Law Association is in a strategic position to inform potential candidates about this exciting opportunity to impact their learning experience.
Through a generous contribution from the Dorsey & Whitney Foundation that pays tribute to the firm’s values, the International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI) is pleased to be able to offer 2 Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Scholarships for the 2015 The Hague Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions & International Justice worth $2500 each. While this is competitive and selective, we encourage all students who match the criteria (see attached) and who have a demonstrated passion for the field of international law and post-conflict strategies to apply. Opening an application will lead students one step closer to better, brighter futures as peace leaders in the realm of international justice. Please be aware the deadline for the scholarship application is February 27.
On behalf of IPSI, we invite you to share this information with those who you believe would benefit from attending our Symposium this summer. If you have any questions about IPSI, our leadership, or the 2015 Hague Symposium, please do not hesitate to contact me directly or Program Assistant Taylor Rockoff at .
AAIL-AFIL Distinguished Lecture Series, 19 June 2015
Lecture by Justice Hassan B. Jallow: ‘The Contribution of the ICTR to the Struggles Against Impunity'.
Where: The Historical Reading Room at the Peace Palace, Carnegieplein 2, 2517KJ The Hague.
When: 19 June 2015 at 6.00 p.m.
AAIL Conference on International Law & Economic Development in Africa: Challenges and Opportunites. 29 August 2015
Where: the Stade de l'Amitié Sino-Gabonaise in the Angondjé area of Libreville, Gabon.
When: 29 August 2015
African Association concludes General Conference (29-30 August 2015) in Libreville, Gabon.
Association africaine conclut sa conférence générale (29-30 Août 2015) à Libreville, au Gabon
AAIL-AFIL Distinguished Lecture Series, 3 December 2015
Lecture by Dr. Edward Kwakwa: 'International Intellectual Property Law and Africa: Considerations of Human Rights and Development'.
Where: The Hague Institute For Global Justice.
When: 3 December 2015 at 8:30 p.m.
International Law Seminar (United Nations Office at Geneva, 4-22 July 2016)
The next session of the International Law Seminar , organised by the United Nations Office at Geneva on the occasion of the annual session of the International Law Commission, will be held at the Palais des Nations (Geneva), from 4 to 22 July 2016. The Seminar is designed for postgraduate students in international law, young scholars and government officials working in the field of international law, to widen their knowledge of both the work of the International Law Commission and of the codification and progressive development of international law. It also provides an opportunity for young lawyers from different legal systems and cultures to exchange views regarding items on the agenda of the Commission. The International Law Seminar is not intended to be an introduction to international law. Applicants must prove a sound knowledge of public international law, on the basis of either their postgraduate studies or significant professional experience. More information on that program and submission process may be found at: . The deadline for submission of applications is 18 March 2016.
Newsletter - février/mars 2016 numéro
Newsletter - February/March 2016 issue
Scholarship Fund for Young African Scholars
Deadline: 20 June 2016
Participation of Young African Scholars at the Biennial Conference ILA, Johannesburg, 7-11 August 2016. Made possible by the Alumni Fund of Tilburg University School of Law, the Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa, and family, friends and colleagues of Professor Willem van Genugten.
International Legal Aspects of Migration: African and European Perspectives
14 October 2016
The African Association of International Law (AAIL) and the European Society of International Law (ESIL) will hold a joint colloquium on the theme of “International Legal Aspects of Migration: African and European Perspectives” on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the Ministry of Security and Justice, Turfmarkt 147, 2511 DP The Hague, The Netherlands.
Conference Report Now Available: International Legal Aspects of Migration: African and European Perspectives
14 October 2016
The African Association of International Law (AAIL) and the European Society of International Law (ESIL), in cooperation with the Ministry of Security and Justice of The Netherlands and the American Society of International Law (ASIL), held a joint symposium on legal aspects of migration at The Hague on 14 October 2016.
The Conference Report is now available.