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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.

ILA-ASIA Asia Pacific Forum, Taipei, 26 May 2015

Click here to see the Conference summary, brochure and photos

Click here to read the Statement of Dr Kamal Hossain, Vice-Chair ILA, at the Opening Ceremony 


ECOSOC 59th Commission on the Status of Women (New York - March 2015)

Four Members of the ILA Committee on Feminism and International Law attended the fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), in New York in March 2015.

Report by Professor Patricia Conlan, Chair of the ILA Committee on Feminism and International Law on the UN 59th Commission on the Status of Women (New York - March 2015):   59th Commission on the Status of Women (219KB)   59th Commission on the Status of Women (219KB)


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?' The official conference website address is www.ila2016.com and you are invited to register your interest.

Welcome message from Lord Mance, Executive Chair of the ILA




 The 2014 ILA 76th Biennial Conference was held inWashington DC, April 7-11  in conjunction with ASILFor further details and programme please see the conference website: www.ila2014.org
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Download   ILA Delegate List (Draft) Washington 2014 (49KB)

Click here for the Conference Summary  Conference Summary (478KB) 

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 The Nigerian Branch of the International Law Association successfully held its inaugural annual conference on October 28, 2014 inVictoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Themed International Investments in an Era of Terrorism and Transnational Threats: Taking Stock and Charting International Law Responses for the Future."  the event was a high-level gathering of eminent international and Nigerian scholars. The Branchs President Prof Fidelis Oditah QC, SAN welcomed delegates to the conference. The keynote speaker was Prof. Maurice Mendelson Q.C.- Master of the Bench of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister and Solicitor, Blackstone Chambers and member of the British Branch of the ILA. The event was chaired by The Hon. Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, GCON the Chief Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 

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