ESIL Interest Groups provide ESIL members with an opportunity for on-going interaction with colleagues along thematic lines. The groups are fora for discussion, networking, and joint activities within the various sub-fields of international law. Activities of ESIL Interest Groups may range from virtual networking via e-mailing lists or discussion groups to the organization of thematic workshops and publications. Many groups arrange meetings and/ or workshops during ESIL events. All the activities organised by Interest Groups are collected in the IG events section of the website.

The governance of Interest Groups and the election of ESIL Interest Group conveners are regulated in the following POLICY GUIDANCE document (last updated in September 2023).

If you are an ESIL member and you wish to take part in one of these groups, please indicate this in your ESIL membership account.

New ESIL Interest Groups can be initiated by any ESIL member and are open for all members to join. For general information on ESIL Interest Groups, please e-mail the Board members who coordinate ESIL Interest Groups, Freya Baetens and Catharine Titi.