63 ILA Branches
4,600 ILA Members
20 active Committees
8 active Study Groups

Privacy Policy


The International Law Association is a registered charity and an unincorporated membership association. Its aims and objectives are the study, clarification, and development of international law, both public and private, and the furtherance of international understanding and respect for international law. With the exception of resolutions passed at biennial conferences, any views expressed at its events and in its publications are those of individual members, speakers, or authors, and not of the ILA.

The ILA recognises the importance of the protection of data and is committed to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Your personal information

We collect information about you from your Branch or from your membership application. We will also collect additional information during the course of your membership about your interests, expertise, responses to surveys, attendance at events and other contact you have with us.

In collecting this information, we are acting as a data controller and by law we are required to provide you with information about us, about why and how we use your data and about the rights you have over your data.

The information we collect includes:
Your name and contact details - (Branch, postal address, telephone numbers, fax and email addresses). These are recorded in our database

  • so that your name appears in the list of Members on the ILA website;
  • in order to contact you with information regarding ILA events either locally or internationally;
  • so that you can benefit from offers available to ILA Members from Publishers and other organisations;
  • to form part of the member search facility only available to ILA Members via Members Only portal.

Your specific interests and expertise in areas of international law so that you may be invited to contribute to the work of relevant ILA Committees, Study Groups, and so that we have a picture of the range of areas of interest our members share.

Your membership of any ILA Committees & Study Groups. This allows your name to appear on the relevant list on the ILA website and in the published Conference Reports.

We keep financial records relating to the renewal of your membership (direct debit mandates, credit card slips). These records are kept for a limited period of 7 years to conform with financial regulations and are shared with third parties as necessary for the collection of fees (currently Cashbacs & Global Payments). No sensitive card or bank payment details are stored in our database.

We will use your personal information for the purposes for which you provided it to us and any associated purposes described at the point that information was collected. In addition, we may also use your information for the following purposes:

  • to help us and other ILA members identify you and the membership you hold with us;
  • to administer your membership record, inform you of activities and fulfil our obligations to you as a member;
  • to communicate with you generally.

Data relating to members and other affiliates is stored securely and is only be accessible to authorised persons.


Your personal information is stored in our database which is password controlled and access is restricted. Data is never shared with third parties. Personal data is held for the duration of your membership.


You can access your data via the website amend it yourself. Alternatively, you can request that details are changed or deleted by us on your behalf.


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