African International Economic Law Network

Conference Update: The 2023 African International Economic Law Conference Website and Registration Now Live

April 13, 2023

The African International Economic Law Network (AfIELN) is pleased to announce its conference website and that the registration for its 6th AfIELN Biennial Conference is now open.

Conference Website and Registration 

The registration page can be found here .

July 2021 Newsletter of the African International Economic Law Network: Forthcoming AfIELN Virtual Colloquium, Keynote Speaker & More

July 12, 2021


The African International Economic Law Network (AfIELN) executive team would like to share with you the AfIELN Newsletter, July Issue.

Highlights in this edition include:

1. The forthcoming AfIELN Virtual Colloquium – COVID-19 and International Economic Law: Africa’s Experiences and Responses;

Conference Special Issue Publication: The African International Economic Law Network

The African International Economic Law Network (AfIELN) is pleased to announce the publication of selected papers from their Fourth Biennial AfIELN Conference which held at Strathmore Law School, Nairobi, Kenya in July 2019. The conference theme was Africa’s Participation in International Economic Law in the 21st Century. The AfIELN is one of the regional networks of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL).

The Fourth AfIELN Biennial Conference – Addressing Africa’s Voice in Global Economic Governance

With the purpose to bring together scholars and scholarship that highlights original and innovative thinking in IEL as it pertains to the African continent, the idea was to follow up with the existing tradition that consists in engaging with new scholarship and research on the continent’s contributions to, and involvement with IEL. This task proved at the same time challenging and quite rewarding. The call attracted responses of high calibres as reflected by the quality and quantity of abstracts received, as well as the global representation of the submissions.

The AfIELN Biennial Conference - Diversity of Scholarship and Representation

As the AfIELN celebrates 11 years and its 4th conference, there is a good reason for optimism that the coming years will see the network play a critical role in shaping the implementation of the AfCFTA. The AfIELN is well positioned to provide a support system for the AfCFTA and the broader African economic system. The  AfIELN is in this enviable position for several reasons most notably because it has become an incubator for the growth and development of early career researchers working in the area of International Economic Law both within and outside the African continent through strategic partnerships with relevant organisations and the organisation of research and networking events.

The African International Economic Law Network at 11 – Reflecting on the Past and the Future

The objective of the African International Economic Law Network (AfIELN) is “to serve as a forum for the research, study and exchange of ideas in the field of international economic law in Africa and beyond”. Established in 2008, the AfIELN (initially AfSIEL) is now in its 11th year, although it was not until 2011 when it had its first conference in South Africa. It was then that the name AfIELN was formally adopted.