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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?'  You are invited to register your interest at the official conference website address: www.ila2016.com


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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.



New Branches of the International Law Association were established  for Cyprus and Pakistan at the recent ILA Executive Council meeting on 14 November 2015 


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