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Link to the IALS Archive website and how to request access: http://ials.sas.ac.uk/library/archives

See below to download:

- Article by Dr Ruth Frendo (982KB)
- ILA Archive Catalogue 2017 (2MB) (also available from the University of London catalogue here: http://archives.ulrls.lon.ac.uk/)

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New ILA Study Group: Role of Cities in International Law

New ILA Study Group: Role of Cities in International Law

More than 30 Members of the ILA s Executive Council representing 20 different ILA Branches attended a meeting in London on Saturday 6 May.

At this meeting a new ILA Study Group on the role of cities in international law was established, bring the number of Study Groups currently working to 11. A new Committee on international human rights law was also provisionally approved and further details should be announced shortly.

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2017 ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum, May 19-20 2017

2017 ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum, May 19-20 2017

The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law will hold the International Law Association (ILA)-American Society of International Law (ASIL) Asia-Pacific Research Forum on May 19-20, 2017 at Howard Civil Service International House in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. The theme of the Research Forum is “The Geopolitics of International Law: Contemporary Challenges for the Asia-Pacific.”

The Research Forum is organized in partnership with the ASIL Law in the Pacific Rim Region Interest Group and the Research Center for International Legal Studies of National Chengchi University. It will provide a forum for academics, private practitioners and government attorneys to examine contemporary international law issues in the Asia-Pacific.

Click here for the programme, registration details and further information.

We look forward to welcoming you to Taiwan! Inquiries can be directed to the organizing committee at ila@nccu.edu.tw.

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Report from the Commission on the Status of Women

Report from the Commission on the Status of Women

12-23 March 2018, UN Headquarters, New York

The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 62) took place in New York during the period 12-23 March 2018. The ‘working’ two week period was preceded by a Consultation Day – a mix of events, with speakers (such as Ms Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women and H.E. Ms Geraldine Byrne-Nason, Bureau Chair (see below), and others, easing the CSW 62 attendees into two busy weeks.1 The International Law Association (ILA) has recognised consultative status with the Economic and Social Commission of the UN (ECOSOC)2 and was represented by the ILA Feminism and International Law Committee at CSW 62.3

The priority theme this year was Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. A timely topic; rural women and girls suffer multiple discrimination – even compared with women and girls in non-rural areas. The review theme was Participation in, and access of women to, the media, and information and communications technologies, and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women, from the 47th session of the CSW. This approach (priority and review themes) allows for new themes to be explored, and at the same time, provides for review of what has been a priority theme. The overall result is to broaden the range of subjects under discussion during CSW, and by revisiting a review theme, to facilitate an assessment of progress made.

For the full report please download a PDF here.

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Professor Yuji Iwasawa, Vice- Chair of the ILA, elected as judge on the ICJ

On 22 June 2018, Yuji Iwasawa, a Vice-Chair of the International Law Association, was elected by the General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations as a judge on the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial body of the United Nations.  He was elected to fill a vacancy left by resignation of a judge and will serve until February 2021 to complete the term.

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The ILA established a scholarship fund in May 2014 to help young individuals attend ILA Regional or Biennial Conferences. The first awards were made in September 2014 and provided scholarships to 8 young people who attended a Regional Conference in Lisbon. A further 20 scholarships were made for 20 young people to attend the ILA Biennial Conference 2016 in Johannesburg.

Over 90 applications were received for the Sydney 2018 ILA Biennial Scholarship Round and 8 awards were made:

The 2018 Scholarship Award Winners were:

-  Vivek Bhatt (Australian)

- Carlos Bichet Nicoletti (Panamanian)

- Guy Jules Kounga (Cameroonian)

- Yonadi Meyer (South African)

- Mariana Monteiro de Matos (Brazilian)

- Mateusz Osiecki (Polish)

You can read their reports on the Sydney Conference here.

They have been selected from a very large number of applicants from around the world and we congratulate them on their selection and look forward to meeting them in Sydney.

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ILA 78th Biennial Conference - Sydney, 19-24 August 2018

ILA 78th Biennial Conference - Sydney, 19-24 August 2018

The 2018 ILA Conference (78th) took place in Sydney, Australia between 19 and 24 August. The event was well attended with around 650 delegates registered over the four days.

At the Closing Ceremony on 23 August six new ILA Committee Resolutions were adopted and two new ILA Study Group Resolutions:

  1. Committee on Baselines under the International Law of the Sea .
  2. Committee on Feminism and International Law
  3. Committee on Recognition and Non-recognition in International Law
  4. Committee on Use of Force
  5. Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise
  6. Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise - Sydney Declaration of Principles
  7. Committee on Islamic Law and International Law
  8. Study Group on Business and Human Rights
  9. Study Group on the Use of Domestic Law Principles for the Development of International Law

Papers and speeches from the conference will be made available on the ILA 2018 Conference Website over the coming days.



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