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Coordinating Committee: Melanie FinkChristine KaddousAnne ThiesRamses Wessel


Future events:

  • Seminar jointly organised with The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and the University of Salamanca: EU External Relations Law: Recent Developments, 10 July 2018, Leuven. PROGRAMME
  • Workshop on the occasion of the 2018 ESIL Annual conference in Manchester on 13 September 2018. PROGRAMME
  • Conference jointly organised by the university of Leiden, ESIL IG on Migration and Refugee Law, IG on International Human Rights Law and IG on the Law of the Sea: The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security: Competences – Obligations – Accountability, 25-26 October 2018, Leiden. Call for Papers. Deadline for submissions: 30 June 

Past events:

  • Workshop: Exiting institutions, Naples, 6 September 2017 on the occasion of the 2017 ESIL annual conference.
  • Seminar: Scoping the Field of EU External Relations Law at Sixty, 17 July 2017 in LeuvenPROGRAMME
  • Meeting: The Contribution of the European Union to the International Legal Order. 7 September 2016, Riga. PROGRAMME
  • Workshop: ‘The EU and International Dispute Settlement’, Florence, 19 and 20 February 2015.


In order to be listed as a member of this IG, you need to ensure:

  • You have paid your ESIL membership fee for this year (if not, renew your membership)
  • You have created an online ESIL membership account
  • You have ticked the box next to this IG in the list of groups in your membership account

The conveners of the Interest Group receive automatically-generated updated membership lists each month.

If you have any doubts about your ESIL membership or your Interest Group membership, please contact the ESIL Secretariat.


Election Schedule:

  • Elections will be held every two years for two of the four conveners (to allow continuity of the IG) for a four-year term.
  • Piet Eeckhout and Anne Thies were elected in 2014; Christine Kaddous and Ramses Wessel were elected in March 2016. 
  • Anne Thies and Melanie Fink were elected in April 2018 for a four-year term.
  • The next Coordinating Committee elections are planned for March 2020 (for two conveners).

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