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For the study, clarification and development of International Law

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The ILA 79th Biennial Conference will be taking place in Kyoto 23-27 August 2020.

Further information available soon.

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Membership of the ILA is open to anyone interested in international law.

Members join through regional branches. If there is no branch in the relevant region, individuals may apply for membership of Headquarters Branch.

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Peace and Justice through Law

International law is key to peace, justice and development in a globalised world. Since 1873, the ILA's constitutional objective has been "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 aims to:

- bring together all interested in international law worldwide, from legal and mediation practice, the judiciary, academia, business and international, governmental and non-governmental organisations;

- foster understanding of international law both generally and, particularly through its scholarship fund, among young persons across the world;

- promote greater respect for and adherence to international law.

The ILA’s resolutions and the reports of its committees and study groups inform and influence the development of international law.

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Resolutions passed at the ILA 78th Biennial Conference

  • Committee on Baselines under the International Law of the Sea

  • Committee on Feminism and International Law

  • Committee on Recognition and Non-recognition in International Law

  • Committee on Use of Force

  • Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise (1)

  • Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise (2)

  • Committee on Islamic Law and International Law

  • Study Group on Business and Human Rights

  • Study Group on the Use of Domestic Law Principles for the Development of International Law

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