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


The Austrian Branch held a round table with Lord Mance on International Law Issues before the UK Supreme Court on 2 September in Vienna.


The new Singapore Branch of the International Law Association was established on 1 July 2015 and was officially launched in the presence of the Honourable Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon and the Right Honourable Lord Jonathan Mance, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on Thursday 27 August 2015 at 4:00pm at the Supreme Court Auditorium.

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