ESIL FILIG News Update

The Feminism and International Law Group (FILIG) of ESIL as pleased to announce their new Coordinating Committee. The members were elected in October 2018. The new members are: Dr Yassin Brunger, Dr Emily Jones, Dr Maria Panezi and Dr Fulvia Staiano. For more information about them, including contact details, please click here.

In September 2018, FILIG ran an event at the ESIL Annual Conference in Manchester. Details below. The workshop was very well attended and we were happy to work with WILNET for the first time. Thanks to all who came and to the moderators who kindly gave up their time to participate.

We are looking forward to holding an event at next year’s annual conference in Athens. Watch this space – further details to follow!

ESIL Interest Group on Feminism in International Law and Women in International Law Network Joint Networking Event

13th September 2018

9am – 12:30


University of Manchester

The ESIL Interest Group on Feminism and International Law and the Women in International Law Network are proud to be hosting a joint networking event prior to this year’s Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law. This interactive workshop will provide a forum to meet fellow scholars and discuss core issues facing feminists within international law, presenting an opportunity for women from different backgrounds and levels in the field to exchange experiences with each other. Table discussions will be centred on questions such as obstacles women face entering the international law field or advancing in their career and how we can inspire new areas of movement in feminist legal futures.

Discussions will be joined by several established academics including Christine Chinkin, Hilary Charlesworth, Louise Arimatsu, Yassin Brunger, Troy Lavers and Loveday Hodson. Due to its likely popularity, a limited number of places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please register to attend here

Please note, this event is free and open to all. Participants do not need to be attending the main ESIL conference to attend and therefore do not need to have paid the conference fee. The only requirement to attend is registration.

Event Programme

09.00 Introduction by Dr Emily Jones, University of Essex and Co-Coordinator of the European Society of International Law Interest Group on Feminism and International Law (FILIG)
09.15 –


Parallel table discussions with set themes and questions

20 minutes for each table discussion. Participants move round after 20 minutes.

 Table 1

Professor Hilary Charlesworth, Australian National University

Dr Louise Arimatsu, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

09.40 –


Table 2


Professor Christine Chinkin, London School of Economics and Political science (LSE)

Dr Yassin Brunger, Queen’s University Belfast

10.05 –


Table 3


Dr Troy Lavers, University of Leicester and FILIG Co-coordinator

Dr Loveday Hodson, University of Leicester and FILIG Co-coordinator




Coffee break
11.00 Welcome back and Intro to afternoon session by Işıl Aral, University of Manchester, WILNET
11.10 – 30 Moderators present table discussions (10 mins each)
11.40 Plenary discussion led by Sara De Vido, Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, WILNET
12.10 Summary of main conclusions. Discussion led by Petra Larsen, University of Manchester, WILNET and Elizabeth O’Loughlin, City Law School, WILNET
12.30 Concluding remarks by Işıl Aral