EUI Law Professor Neha Jain has been selected as Vice President of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) during the 2022 Annual Conference that took place in Utrecht from 1 to 3 September. She joins Pierre d’Argent (University of Louvain), Veronika Bilkova (Institute of International Relations, Prague), Christian Tams (University of Glasgow) and Gleider Hernández (KU Leuven) as a member of the Executive Committee. The full Board is composed of 17 members.
Neha Jain is Professor of Public International Law, Co-Director of the Academy of European Law, and Dean of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusiveness at the EUI. Her research focuses on public international law, human rights law, criminal law, and comparative law.
Professor Jain joined the ESIL Board in 2019 with the responsibility of acting as a liaison between the Society and the EUI.
The relationship between the two institutions dates back to the founding meeting convened at the EUI in May 2001, based on an initiative of the then editors of the European Journal of International Law (Philip Alston, Antonio Cassese, Pierre-Marie Dupuy, Bruno Simma, and Joseph Weiler). That initial meeting was then followed by the first event organised by the Society, the ESIL Inaugural Conference, held in Florence in 2004 and based on the theme of "International Law in Europe: Between Tradition and Renewal."
Since then, the discussions about international law have evolved and expanded, with at least one major ESIL event held in a different European location each year.
The valued collaboration between the Society and the EUI has continued since its inauguration, with the ESIL Secretariat based at the EUI's Academy of European Law (AEL).