The International Law Association  was founded in Brussels in 1873. Today, it has branches around the world and a growing membership of academics and practicing professionals with an interest in international law.

The main objectives of the Association are the study, clarification and development of both public and private international law. It is in the work of the various International Committees that these aims are pursued and biennial conferences provide a forum for comprehensive discussion and endorsement for the work of these committees.

Swiss Branch

The Swiss Branch  was founded in 1929. It works in close cooperation with the Swiss Society for International Law (SVIR/SSDI)  and ensures the participation of its members in the ILA Executive Council as well as at the biennial conferences.

The ILA – Swiss Branch Constitution of 1929 was last amended in 1971.

The Swiss Branch hosted the biennial meetings in 1874 (Geneva), 1880 (Bern), and 1952 (Lucerne). In 1952/3 Max Gutzwiler, then President of the Swiss Branch presided also the ILA.

Current Branch Officers:

The Swiss Branch also participates in the World Meeting of the Societies for International Law.

ILA Committees and Study Groups

The Swiss members  cooperate actively in the various ILA committees and study groups.

We have our own blog announcing all the events and activities that might interest our members (but also other professionals with in an interest in international law in Switzerland).

If you would like to actively participate at the national level in a smaller group of interested people, you can do so so far on the topics (working language: English):

ILA Headquarters

We are a branch of the International Law Association (founded 1873 in Brussels) whose headquarters are currently in London (UK).

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