International Law Association

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International Law Association
Motto"Peace and Justice through Law"
Founded atBrussels Belgium
Secretary General
Antonios Tzanakopoulos
Christopher Ward SC
Jonathan Mance, Baron Mance
Torsten Stein
P B Mauleverer QC

The International Law Association (ILA) is a non-profit organization based in Great Britain that — according to its constitution — promotes "the study, clarification and development of international law" and "the furtherance of international understanding and respect for international law".[1]

The ILA was founded in Brussels in 1873 and its present-day headquarters are in London. It holds biennial (once in 2 years) conferences and releases reports of the same for use of the international community. Members as well as outsiders are allowed to participate in the conference, at a cost. The ILA maintains several committees and study groups that analyze specific facets of international law. The findings of these groups are distributed to its members several times a year.

The 78th biennial Conference of the ILA took place in August 2018 in Sydney, Australia.


The ILA operates through branches which are regional but are often limited to one state only. There are currently 63 branches.[2]


  1. ^ International Law Association (2015), About Us, London: ILA, archived from the original on 2015-10-13
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