Forthcoming Events

This is a listing of events relating to international law. Regional ILA Branch events are also listed own branch pages.If you are aware of events which should be included, please submit them here using this form or email details to

2016 ILA Conference (77th), Johannesburg, South Africa

7 - 11 August 2016 - Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

We are pleased to announce that the 77th ILA Biennial Conferencewill take place 7- 11 August 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The theme will be 'International Law and State Practice: Is there a North/South Divide?' Further information and programme details will be added as and when they become available.

Lecture by Professor Symeon Symeonides at the Embassy of Colombia in The Hague

16 August 2016 - Embassy of Colombia, The Hague

Lecture to be delivered by Professor Symeon Symeonides at the Embassy of Colombia in The Hague on a private international law issue.

Call for Papers: International Law Language and Law Assocation (ILLA) 2017

31 August 2016 - University of Freiburg, Germany

The first conference of the International Language and Law Association will be hosted by the University of Freiburg (Germany) under the direction of Prof. Dr. Friedemann Vogel, from September 7th to 9th, 2017. Call for Panels and Call for Papers: The deadline for all submissions of abstracts is August 31st, 2016.

Second Annual International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest (2016)

31 August 2016 - International Contest

The contest is open only to students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any university (anywhere in the world) at the time of submission. Essays may examine any issue related to law and disasters due to natural hazards, but must do so either from a comparative or an international law perspective, or both. Comparative essays should examine laws or legal issues from no less than three countries.

LLM in International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation and Economic Law.

31 August 2016 - Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, London, UK

This programme builds on the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies’ research expertise in company law, corporate governance, international economic law, financial regulation and financial law. The programme is taught by leading academics from the University of London and other European and North American universities.

International Water Law & the Law of Transboundary Aquifers Distance Learning Course

1 September 2016 - Distance Learning Course

The University of Geneva’s Platform for International Water Law and the Geneva Water Hub, in collaboration with DiploFoundation, have the pleasure to announce the launch of their new Distance Learning Course on International Water Law and the Law of Transboundary Aquifers that will take place from 12 September to 4 December 2016.

12th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL), Riga: Final Programme an

8 - 10 September 2016 - Riga Graduate School of Law, Latvia

The 12th ESIL Annual Conference will be held in Riga on Thursday 8 - Saturday 10 September 2016. ESIL Interest Group events will be organised, as usual, on the day before the conference, on Wednesday 7 September. The theme of the conference is: How International Law Works in Times of Crisis.

Call for Papers: Conservation of Marine Living Resources in the Polar Regions: Science, Politics and

15 September 2016 - Wuhan University, China

The Collaborative Innovation Centre for Territorial Sovereignty and Maritime Rights (CICTSMR), the Research Institute of Environmental Law (RIEL), Wuhan University, China and the School of Law, University of New England, Australia are pleased to announce the call for papers for the “Conservation of Marine Living Resources in the Polar Regions: Science, Politics and Law” Conference. Abstracts should be of no more than 400 words and be submitted by 15 September 2016.

LLM on Global Crisis, Conflict and Disaster Management

22 September 2016 - University of Reading

This new and innovative multidisciplinary programme examines the role of global (ie national, regional and international) law, policy, and practice across the spectrum of possible conflicts, ‘man-made’ and ‘natural’ disasters. Available as Full-time or Part-time.

ILA Nigerian Branch 3rd Annual Conference

25 October 2016 - Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja, Nigeria

Theme: Emerging Developments in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Sector: International Law Responses, Policy Issues and Adaptability. Keynote Speaker: Professor Catherine Redgwell, Chichele Professor of Public International Law and fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. Organised by the Nigerian Branch of the ILA in collaboration with the International Institute for Petroleum Energy Law and Policy.