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2016 ILA Conference (77th), Johannesburg, South Africa  
The theme was 'International Law and State Practice: Is there a North/South Divide?'  

  Conference Summary (638KB)

At the Closing Ceremony on 11 August six new ILA Committee Resolutions were adopted and for the first time, three ILA Study Group Resolutions were also presented.

Draft Conference Reports presented at
Johannesburg 2016 can be viewed under the relevant Committee/Study Group


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20 young individuals were able to attend the ILA2016 Conference in Johannesburg as recipients of Scholarship Awards.  11 were funded by the ILA Scholarship Scheme started in 2014 and 9 by the Alumni Fund of Tilburg University School of Law,the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the North-West University, Potchefstroom campus, South Africa and family, friends & colleagues of Professor Willem van Genugten, President ILA Netherlands Branch.


  All Scholarships Awarded for ILA2016 (24KB)


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