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Forum for discussion of Public & Private International Law

The International Law Association was founded in Brussels in 1873. Its objectives, under its Constitution, are "the study, clarification and development of international law, both public and private, and the furtherance of international understanding and respect for international law".

The ILA has consultative status, as an international non-governmental organisation, with a number of the United Nations specialised agencies.



2016 ILA Conference (77th), Johannesburg, South Africa  

We are pleased to announce that the 77th ILA Biennial Conference will take place 7- 11 August 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The theme will be 'International Law and State Practice: Is there a North/South Divide?'  Further details and registration information can be found on the official conference website: www.ila2016.com

Draft Conference Reports received for
Johannesburg 2016 can be viewed here


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We are delighted to announce that the recipients of the 2016 Scholarship Awards for the ILA2016 Johannesburg Biennial Conference have been selected.

We look forward to meeeting each of them in August and to their participation in the Conference.

Click here for the full list of names and further information.

In addition to the ILA Scholarship Fund the Scholarship Fund for Young African Scholars has awarded nine other scholarships made possible by the Alumni Fund of Tilburg University School of Law, the Netherlands, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the North-West University, Potchefstroom campus, South-Africa, and family, friends and colleagues of Professor Willem van Genugten.  Click here for the list:   Scholarships Awarded 2016 (97KB)


A new Committee on Procedure of International Courts and Tribunals was established at the recent ILA Executive Council meeting on 7 May 2016. 


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