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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.

Dr Antonios Tzanakopoulos was elected as new Secretary General of the ILA by the Executive Council (EC) on 18 October 2014.

The EC established two new Committees:

- Sustainable Development and the Green Economy in International Trade Law
- Global Health Law

 and two new Study Groups:

- Individual Responsibility in International Law

- UN Sanctions and International Law

 The Committees on International Trade Law, Reparations for Victims of Armed Conflict, The Legal Principles Relating to Climate Change  and International Family Law were wound up upon completion of their mandates, as well as the Study Group on the Role of Soft Law Instruments in International Investment Law.




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
Click here to view reports submitted.
Download   ILA Delegate List (Draft) Washington 2014 (49KB)

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

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The Regional Conference held in Lisbon in September 2014 was a great success.  It was well attended and the first 8 ILA Scholars took part (Read their Reports here).

The ILA has launched a scholarship fund to assist the attendance of selected individuals at ILA Biennial and Regional Conferences.

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