The 2023 Annual Meeting

March 29 - April 1, 2023

The Society thanks all who attended and participated.

ASIL will welcomed these honorees and keynote speakers to the 2023 Annual Meeting

Kim Lane Scheppele
Princeton University

(2023 Grotius Lecturer)

Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa
High Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom

(Grotius Discussant)

S. Mona Sinha
Equality Now

(Assembly Speaker)

Michele Bratcher Goodwin
Law & Society Association

(Assembly Discussant)

Sir Christopher Greenwood
Iran-US Claims Tribunal

(2023 Charles N. Brower Lecturer)

Martin Kimani
Permanent Mission of Kenya to the United Nations

(Policy Keynote)

Gillian Triggs
Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

(Prominent Woman in International Law recipient)

Antony Anghie
National University of Singapore and University of Utah

(2023 Manley O. Hudson Medal Honoree)

E. Tendayi Achiume
UCLA School of Law

(2023 Manley O. Hudson Medal Discussant)

Patricia Viseur Sellers
Office of the Prosecutor, ICC

(2023 Goler T. Butcher Medal)

Felice Gaer
former member, United Nations Committee against Torture

(2023 Honorary Member)

Meeting Videos

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March 29 - April 1, 2023
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

2023 Annual Meeting Theme: The Reach and Limits of International Law to Solve Today's Challenges

International law seems to be perpetually in crisis. Profound questions abound regarding its functions, utility, relevance, and ability to provide solutions in a complex and changing world. The past few years have presented us with multiple challenges – from trade wars to a global pandemic to the worsening of climate change to the invasion of Ukraine – which have led some to question the role and value of international law as a tool for solving modern day crises.

As international lawyers, it is incumbent on us to question underlying assumptions and to revisit the aims of international law and its ability to provide solutions to crises, big and small. It is worth reflecting on the more modest wins of international law, and to query the reach – as well as the very real limits – of what international law is, and what it can do. It is only in challenging and questioning the reach and limits of international law that we can, as a community, navigate, and ultimately strive to reinforce and strengthen its importance.


Jennifer Permesly, Skadden LLP
Priya Pillai, Asia Justice Coalition
Sergio Puig, University of Arizona College of Law

Committee Members

Kingsley Abbott, International Commission of Jurists
Aziza Ahmed, Boston University School of Law
José Manuel Álvarez Zarate, Universidad del Externado de Colombia
Greg Bell, Charles River Associates
Scott Boisvert, Skadden LLP
Perpétua B. Chéry, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Alejandro Chehtman, Universidad Torcuato di Tella
Pem Chodden Tshering, Sidley Austin LLP
Tim Dickinson, Paul Hastings LLP
Jenny Domino, The Oversight Board
Katherine Gallagher, Centre for Constitutional Rights
Hannah Garry, USC Gould School of Law
Anna Gelpern, Georgetown University Law Center
Roojin Habibi, Global Strategy Lab, York University
Benton Heath, Temple University School of Law
Belén Ibañez, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Justin Jacinto, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
Afia Kwakwa, Skadden LLP
Massimo Lando, City University of Hong Kong
Massimo Lando, City University of Hong Kong
Melina Lito, Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations
Gail Lythgoe, University of Manchester International Law Centre
Margherita Melillo, O'Neill Institute, Georgetown University
Nicola Peart, Three Crowns LLP
Alex Phelan, Georgetown University Law Center
Lidia Rezende, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP
Jason Rotstein, Independent
Yuval Shany, Hebrew University Faculty of Law
Julia Sherman, Three Crowns LLP
Yusra Suedi, London School of Economics and Political Science
Alejandra Vicente, REDRESS
Beatrice Walton, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Jason Yackee, University of Wisconsin School of Law
Laura Zielinski, Holland & Knight LLP

ASIL thanks all sponsors of the 2023 Annual Meeting.

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As part of the 2023 Annual Meeting (March 29-April 1), the American Society of International Law invited members and colleagues from around the world to participate in a special series of sessions focusing on current issues of importance in the field of international law and relations.

The 2023 Global Engagement Series is presented in cooperation with leading regional societies of international law. These virtual sessions are available worldwide, free of charge but require separate registration (not part of Annual Meeting registration):

The playlist includes content from previous Global Engagement Series. 2023 sessions will be added accordingly.
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