The ESIL Research Forum is a scholarly conference that promotes engagement with research in progress by members of the Society. It has a small and intensive format. The Forum targets in particular scholars at an early stage of their careers, especially advanced PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. Approximately 15 – 20 papers will be selected from among the submissions and, during the Forum, paper presenters will receive comments on their papers from members of the ESIL Board and invited experts.

ESIL members who wish to express interest in hosting a future Research Forum are asked to write to the ESIL President by the end of February in any given year.

Further information about the procedure for selection of venues for future ESIL Research Fora.

2023 ESIL Research Forum: Regional Developments of International Law in Eastern Europe and Post-Soviet Eurasia
Tartu, 27-28 April 2023

2022 ESIL Research Forum: International Law and Global Security Regulating an Illusion?
Glasgow, 31 March-1 April 2022

2021 ESIL Research Forum: Solidarity: The Quest for Founding Utopias of International Law
Catania, 15-16 April 2021

2019 ESIL Research ForumThe Rule of Law in International and Domestic Contexts: Synergies and Challenges
Göttingen, 4-5 April 2019 

2018 ESIL Research ForumInternational Law in Times of Disorder and Contestation
Jerusalem, 28 February-1 March 2018

2017 ESIL Research ForumThe Neutrality of International Law: Myth or Reality?
Granada, 30-31 March 2017

2016 ESIL Research ForumThe Making of International Law
Istanbul, 21-22 April 2016

2015 ESIL Research Forum
Florence, 14-15 May 2015