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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  
The theme was 'International Law and State Practice: Is there a North/South Divide?'  

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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A Global Seminar on Individual Responsibility: Concepts and Consequences took place 9-11 December 2016 in Italy. Click here for further details


At the ILA EC meeting in London on 12 November 2016, two new branches were approved for Colombia and Nicaragua along with a new Study Group on International Tax Law.  

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