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
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 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.
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.
ANZSIL provides financial support for unpaid interns at international organisations. See the guidelines and application form for information.
Applications close 28 April and 31 October 2023
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.
ANZSIL Member Books and Prizes
ANZSIL congratulates Rebecca Brown for winning the inaugural AYBIL/ANZSIL Student Paper Prize for 2023 for her paper titled Quarantine Island: Australia's Health Policy and its Construction of International Law. The paper will be published in volume 41 (2023) of the AYBIL.