74th biennial Conference of the International Law Association

Date(s) of Conference:

August 15-20, 2010


The Hague University
Johanna Westerdijkplein 75
2521 EN The Hague
The Netherlands


Promoting peace and justice has been one of the major aims of international law since its inception in the wake of the establishment of the modern state in the 17th century. At a time of great societal change the renowned Dutch lawyer Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) laid the foundation for present-day international law, based on his conviction that all societies need law, including the international society. At the start of the 21st century we face another period of world-wide changes in which the objectives of promoting peace and justice remain as challenging as in the early 17th century.  As part of the celebrations on the occasion of its 100th anniversary this year, the Netherlands’ branch of the ILA (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Internationaal Recht) has offered to organize the 74th biennial conference of the International Law Association (ILA). In The Hague, the seat of so many international organizations, courts and tribunals, some strongly rooted in the inter-state tradition and others reflecting the development of law for humanity, ILA 2010 will provide an excellent opportunity to bring together, confront and possibly integrate these perspectives on international law.

Contact Information:

Congrex Holland BV
PO Box 302
1000 AH Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T: +31-(0)20-5040200



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