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Membership in ICON•S is more than an association with a world-class learned society. Membership makes you a partner in defending the values of public law all around the world. Membership moreover unlocks the door for connection and collaboration with thousands of other members in every region of the world. It also entitles you to attend our annual mega-conference, to vote in our Council elections, and to participate in our exclusive Members-only activities.

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Annual Conference

The Annual Conference forms a core pillar of ICON•S activities. This mega-conference offers a stimulating, inspirational, and welcoming forum for the global community of public law scholars, judges, and practitioners to gather, exchange ideas, and build collaborations. Bringing together hundreds of persons from around the world, the Annual Conference features plenary events, parallel panels, and social events to make the world of public law more global, more inclusive, and more connected.

The 2023 ICON•S Annual Conference

Oceans and Islands: Public Law in a Plural World

Wellington, New Zealand
July 3-5, 2023


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The ICON•S family includes a wide range of national and regional chapters as well as interest groups. National and regional chapters foster scholarly collaboration and networking within specific regions or countries in furtherance of the ICON•S mission. Our chapters exist or are currently in formation in every region of the world. We welcome expressions of interest in creating new chapters, whether national or regional.

Interest Groups

Interest groups are structured around specific themes or challenges in public law. They are oriented toward sustained collaboration, for instance, joint research projects or publications, among ICON•S members from different nations or regions. Our interest groups span all areas of public law. We are eager to support the creation of new interest groups.



Learn about our events, blogs, chapters, awards, Calls for Papers, and other news about the International Society of Public Law.

May 13, 2023 in News

Registration for the 2023 ICON•S Annual Conference is now open!

Don't miss the chance to join us in Wellington for the 2023 ICON•S Conference on "Island and Ocean. Public Law in a Plural World". Fill out the registration form before…
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April 24, 2023 in News

Book Discussion (May 15) “Federalism and Constitutional Law. The Italian Contribution to Comparative Regionalism”

The ICON•S Committee on New Directions in Scholarship invites you to join us in conversation in theNew Scholarship Showcase, a series of monthly virtual events dedicated to new books in…
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April 21, 2023 in News

Call for papers: ICON•S BENELUX Chapter Inaugural Conference

Crises, Challenges, and the Future of Public Law   The newly founded ICON-S Benelux Chapter will organize its Inaugural Conference on 26-27 October 2023. The conference will take place in Maastricht…
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