Interest Groups

The ASIL Interest Group program is a benefit of ASIL membership that allows members to affiliate and work with one another based on areas – substantive or otherwise – of common concern. The Society offers 35 groups whose foci range from subtopics in the field – such as dispute resolution and human rights – to demographics – such as new professionals and women in international law – and geographic – such as the Pacific Rim Region and the Southeastern United States.
Interest groups have unique logos within the online ASIL Community, based on their acronyms and a color coding system.

  • orange logos have a private sector focus;
  • berry colored logos are for groups with an institutional focus;
  • blue is for public sector related groups;
  • purple is for rights focused groups;
  • forest green is for geographically based groups; and
  • olive green for groups based on professional demographics.
To ensure receipt of emails from the Interest Group program, ASIL members should add the addresses info@asil.org and donotreply@asil.org to their "Safe Sender" list.
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Interest Groups Directory

304 Members

The Africa Interest Group (AIG) is committed to examining and organizing events that foster dialogue on contemporary legal and socio-political issues that directly impact the character and well being of African states and African people on the Continent and in the Diaspora.

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124 Members

The rise of corruption-related civil protest, law enforcement, and corporate compliance around the world has spawned a robust debate on the aims and impact of anti-corruption law. This Interest Group will create a forum, situated between the ivory tower and the compliance seminar, in which...

256 Members

ASIL-Southeast, a pilot project launched at the 2012 Midyear Meeting in Georgia, is designed to provide a regional hub for ASIL members throughout the southeastern United States. ASIL-Southeast will bring together in the southeastern United States attorneys, academicians, judges, students, and...

143 Members

The international law of cultural heritage and the arts has typically been concerned with artistic objects and cultural property, yet in a broader sense the law of cultural heritage also applies to intangible aspects of culture, or “living” cultural heritage, which involves the customs and...

30 Members

Given the embryonic state of scholarship in this area, ASIL’s International and Comparative Disaster Law Interest Group will serve as a central catalyst for debate and reflection. The group will initiate and facilitate a global knowledge exchange among academics, policymakers and practitioners...

590 Members

The Dispute Resolution Interest Group was established to explore issues of the avoidance and settlement of private economic disputes through agreed and efficient procedures, focusing specifically on international trade and investment, and on the increasing role of trade in services in the...

179 Members

The Government Attorneys Interest Group will provide a forum for the discussion of international legal issues of particular interest to international lawyers or other foreign affairs professionals working for the United States Government or other governments (including diplomats posted to...

970 Members

Within the human rights revolution that is affecting and changing the world, the members of the Human Rights Interest Group work in the interface between research and activism, between law teaching and law practice, and between observation and participation. The HRIG provides a means for...

708 Members

The Interest Group on International Courts and Tribunals focuses on the work of the many existing and proposed international judicial and arbitral bodies. Its aim is to monitor and provide information and commentary on the work of all international courts and tribunals, as well as hybrid and...

618 Members

The International Criminal Law Interest Group has a primary purpose of facilitating networking on research, studies, drafts and proposals of a private or governmental nature concerning international criminal law and institutions, specifically the most severe international crimes such as genocide...

61 Members

The American Society of International Law’s International Disability Rights Interest Group (IDRIG) focuses on disability rights, as this issue moves from the margins of international human rights law and policy to occupy a prominent place in the global human rights system with the adoption of...

568 Members

The International Economic Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law is devoted to the study and practice of international economic law. It engages in various activities, including conferences and study projects, and seeks to assist in fostering greater understanding and...

379 Members

This Interest Group was formed to examine issues of development and implementation of international environmental law such as environmental governance, climate change, globalization and environmental law, water law, and the effect of war on the environment. The group emphasizes the inter-...

145 Members

The International Law and Technology Interest Group (ILTechIG) focuses on the implications of technological advances across a range of international law disciplines. Technology has become an important issue in almost every area of international law practice and scholarship. International trade...

565 Members

The purpose of the International Law in Domestic Courts Interest Group is to promote dialogue among scholars and lawyers who are interested in issues pertaining to the application of international law and foreign relations law in domestic courts. The Group convenes a meeting once a year,...

376 Members

The International Legal Research Interest Group (ILRIG) is dedicated primarily to its members' professional development in the areas of foreign, comparative, and international law (FCIL). ILRIG provides a forum for discussion among legal information professionals, legal scholars, and attorneys....

531 Members

The purpose of the International Legal Theory Interest Group is to give members an opportunity to exchange and develop ideas on theoretical issues in the fields of international law and international relations, and to stimulate a discussion of these issues within the legal academic community,...

814 Members

One remarkable change in international law since the end of World War II has involved the formation and growth of multilateral organizations as actors in the international arena. As the role of such organizations expands, the interplay of politics and law in the establishment and enforcement of...

254 Members

While the plight of refugees and internally displaced persons touches on a number of fields of study, including Human Rights Law, Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, and the Law of International Organizations, few resources for interaction exist that have the capacity or legal focus to...

6 Members

The Latin America Interest Group provides a forum on Latin America and international law. The Group promotes discussion and reflection on a broad spectrum of contemporary issues of importance to the region. Toward this end, it organizes roundtables, panels, regular meetings, and other events....

332 Members
The Law of the Sea Interest Group (LOSIG) will provide a forum for those involved in or interested in international ocean law issues including maritime navigation and delimitation, jurisdiction over maritime spaces, exploration and exploitation of the seabed, international fisheries, marine...
464 Members

The Lieber Society serves as ASIL's focal point for the study and dissemination of the law of armed conflict, or international humanitarian law, and other public international law related to the conduct of military operations. The Lieber Society facilitates dialogue by bringing together...

9 Members

The Minorities in International Law Interest Group (MILIG) was created to promote and enhance the careers of minorities in the field of international law. MILIG supports members of minorities who are already in the field in order to allow the development of their full potential for achievement...

350 Members
The New Professionals Interest Group is comprised of law students and international lawyers new to the field of international law. The group's activities include career development programs, networking events, receptions, and seminars on careers in international law and have featured collaboration...
183 Members
The Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament (NACD) Interest Group is designed to serve as a focal point for the study and development of law relating to nonproliferation, arms control, and disarmament. It aims to facilitate exchange between governmental and non-governmental experts on NACD...
432 Members

The Private International Law Interest Group was formed for the purpose of exploring the relationship between public and private international law, under the general thesis that they exert reciprocal influence. This exploration involves making developments in the field more readily accessible to...

209 Members

The Interest Group on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples examines the rights and status of indigenous peoples in international law, helping to bring together scholars and activists to participate in transnational information sharing and cooperation in this vital, yet often overlooked, struggle. In...

593 Members
The Teaching International Law Interest Group provides a forum for those involved in or interested in teaching international law to discuss approaches, methods, and new techniques taking place both in the United States and abroad. The Group operates under the premise that effective teaching leads...
468 Members

The Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Interest Group invites those ASIL members with a clear interest in justice and transition issues in fragile states, post-conflict and post repressive regime societies. Transitional Justice and Rule of Law represent two interrelated legal and political...

646 Members

The Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) was created to promote and enhance the careers of women in the field of international law. WILIG not only supports women who are already in the field in order to allow the development of their full potential for achievement and leadership,...