Welcome to the ILA

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.

Four Conference Resolutions were adopted at the Final Plenary of the ILA 76th Biennial Conference on 12 April 2014 in Washington DC from the ILA International Committees on:

- Reparation for Victims of Armed Conflict

- Legal Principles related to Climate Change

- Cultural Heritage Law

- International Trade Law

For explanatory reports related to these conference Resolutions (and all other draft reports submitted to the 76th ILA Conference) click here.


Welcome message from Lord Mance, Executive Chair of the ILA


The ILA Regional Conference 2014 is taking place 11 and 12 September in Lisbon, Portugal.
Click here to visit the conference website for further information, call for papers, registration and the programme.


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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