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2016 ILA Conference (77th), Johannesburg, South Africa

16 August 2016

The 2016 ILA Conference (77th) took place in Johannesburg, South Africa between 7 and 11 August. The event was well attended with over 350 delegates from more than 50 countries. At the Closing Ceremony on 11 August six new ILA Committee Resolutions were adopted and for the first time, three new ILA Study Group Resolutions.

Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger wins 2016 Justitia Regnorum Fundamentum award

07 July 2016

Dr Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger has been honoured by the International Justitia Regnorum Fundamentum Award for 2016. This award, founded by the Ombudsmen of the United Nations Human Rights Commission of Hungary in 2007, is granted for exemplary, outstanding achievement and professional activities carried out in the field of protection of human rights, including the rights of future generations, and is presented each year on the occasion of the anniversary of the establishment of the Ombudsman institution.

Recently Published: Towards a Universal Justice? Putting International Courts and Jurisdictions into

19 May 2016

Edited by Dário Moura Vicente and a foreword from Manuel de Almeida Ribeiro. The recent proliferation of international courts and jurisdictions raises a number of important issues ranging from the redefinition of the role of the International Court of Justice to the recent emergence of domestic courts as international jurisdictions. Towards a Universal Justice? Putting International Courts and Jurisdictions into Perspective, containing edited articles presented at the International Law Association’s Regional Conference held in Lisbon, offers a comprehensive overview of those issues and outlines challenges ahead for every branch of international law. Published by

Cypriot Branch: Press Release 16 May 2016

16 May 2016

ILA Cypriot Branch Member joins Study Group

Cypriot Branch: Press Release 16 May 2016

16 May 2016

The Cypriot Branch of the International Law Association is happy to announce two new members of the board. These are Nadia Kornioti (Events Manager) and Neoclis Neocleous (Public Relations and Marketing Manager). The Cyprus Branch warmly welcomes the new members of its team.

First Meeting of Study Group 'Content and Evolution of Rules of Interpretation'

05 May 2016

On 13-14 May 2016, the ILA Study Group on ‘The Content and Evolution of the Rules of Interpretation’ will hold its inaugural meeting in Athens. The Study Group, which was established in April 2015 aims at examining the gaps in our understanding of the rules of interpretation as they stand now, as they have evolved through time and irrespective of the source of the rule being interpreted. The Study Group’s work will consist of a preliminary examination of the most critical issues and gaps in the context of the process of interpretation, offer insights and guidelines, and identify key-point areas in need of further elaboration by a future ILA Committee to be established after the completion of the Study Group’s work.

Protection of Privacy Committee - News March 2016

15 March 2016

Activity update to March 2016

Global Health Law proposals to UN High Level Panel

24 February 2016

On February 19, 2016, the Global Health Law Committee submitted two proposals to the United Nations High Level Panel on Access to Medicines in response to its call for submissions. The HLP will finalize a report and recommendations to the UN Secretary General in June 2016. SEE DOCUMENTS BELOW:

Call for Papers for John Westlake Prize

24 February 2016

The Institute of International Law is pleased to inform you that it has opened the Call for Papers for the John Westlake Prize, instituted by the late James B. Scott. All papers relating to the topic on ‘Dispute Settlement before International Courts and Tribunals’ can be submitted to the Institute of International Law until the 31st of December 2016.

New Postgraduate Programme in Global Crisis, Conflict, and Disaster Management at the University of

11 February 2016

The School of Law at the University of Reading is delighted to announce a new programme for 2016/17: LLM/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Global Crisis, Conflict, and Disaster Management. Expected to appeal especially to recent graduates as well as early/mid-career law and non-law professionals, this new and innovative programme examines the role of global law, policy, and practice across the spectrum of possible crises, conflicts, ‘man-made’ and ‘natural’ disasters. Highly topical, the programme reflects current and changing global priorities - such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030, the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference, and the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit – and the international community’s responses to them. Applications are now open and are processed on a rolling basis. For further information, please contact Dr Katja Samuel (