ILA Reporter

ILA Reporter is the official blog of the International Law Association (Australian Branch).

The ILA Reporter provides leading analysis, commentary and discussion on issues in public and private international law, which have bearing on Australia and the wider region.

International Law Association (ILA)

The ILA was founded in Brussels in 1873. It has consultative status as an international Non-Governmental Organisation, with a number of the United Nations specialised agencies.

The objectives of the International Law Association (Australian Branch) are to promote study, elucidation and advancement of international law, both public and private, encourage the study of comparative law and the making of proposals to unify law in the face of conflicts of law, and further international understanding and goodwill amongst persons of Australian citizenship and normally resident in Australia.

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Molly Thomas and Josephine Dooley are the Editors-in-Chief of the ILA Reporter. You can contact the team at: [email protected].


Article submissions are welcome from judges, legal practitioners, academics and PhD/Master students within the field of international law.

Please see our Submission Guidelines. Contributors and website users agree to be bound by our Terms & Conditions.

Diversity Policy

The ILA Reporter recognises the valuable contribution to international law that is made by individuals of diverse characteristics, including geographic diversity, race, Indigeneity, ethnicity, age, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability and economic status amongst others, and the intersectionality of these characteristics. 

The ILA Reporter seeks to support individuals of diverse characteristics in progressing their careers in international law through its diverse contributor policy. Our Editors and Assistant Editors strive for the following in relation to the individuals contacted for contribution: 50/50 gender representation, equal Global South and Global North representation and 50% of individuals aged below 35. 

The diverse contributor policy aligns with the International Law Association’s policies on diversity. The diverse contributor policy complements the ILA Reporter’s existing mission, to publish analysis, commentary and discussion on issues in public and private international law which have a bearing on Australia, the Indo-Pacific and the Global South.

Recognising that not all diverse characteristics can be captured by a diverse contributor policy, we strongly encourage individuals of all diverse characteristics seeking opportunities in international law to get in touch with the ILA Reporter. We also encourage submissions which touch on issues concerning Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), decolonisation and First Nations people, and intersectionality.

The diverse contributor policy is implemented consistently with privacy expectations, including the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). The ILA Reporter team will not request the disclosure of personal information or share personal information. If you have any queries or complaints please contact us at [email protected].