The Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) is a global umbrella organisation that has developed a highly successful model for bringing together scholars, academically-inclined practitioners and officials interested in international economic law. Set up to be as inclusive an organisation as possible, it has had a particular focus on supporting the work of younger scholars and those from developing states. As the organisation has evolved, there has also been support for the establishment of a series of sub-groups/networks centred around specific interest areas. This would allow for smaller, targeted events in which a highly-specialised level of engagement could be fostered.
The SIEL supports the activities of regional IEL groups. As such the SIEL has assisted in the creation of a few new IEL regional networks in regions that had lacked such groups. The SIEL also supports existing IEL groups. Such groups tend to be part of larger regional international law organizations.
Anyone interested in establishing a new network should contact the SIEL Vice-Presidents.
The SIEL also offers its members the possibility to engage in a more specialized exchange in its various specialized networks. The following networks currently exist:
- International Investment Law Network
- Development and International Economic Law Network (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8573227)
The SIEL is aware of the following regional groups:
- Africa International Economic Law Network
- American Society of International Law's International Economic Law Interest Group
- Asian International Economic Law Network
- Australia New Zealand Society of International Law's International Economic Law Interest Group
- European Society of International Law's International Economic Law Interest Group
- Red Latino Americana
- South Asia International Economic Law Network