China 2014 Conference Announced!!

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World Jurist Association’s China 2014 IP Law Conference: International Perspectives on Intellectual Property Protection

 Shanghai, China  November 2-4, 2014

Registration is currently open!! New speakers announced – see tentative programHotel reservation information. Additional event details are available here.

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WJA and Warsaw Management University (WSM) Collaboration

On July 10, 2014, WJA President, Prof. Dr. iur. Alexander J. Belohlavek,  held cooperative meetings with representatives of Wyższa Szkoła Menedżerska w Warszawie(WSM) (Warsaw Management University)  in Warsaw, Poland. WSM is the second largest private university in Poland. Topics discussed during this meeting include hosting a conference in Poland. We are working towards a conference in Warsaw on topics including Privatization, Banking and Cross-Border Insolvency, and we will keep you updated as the discussions unfold.

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Israel 2013 Conference!!

GLOBAL ECONOMY AND THE RULE OF LAW IN A CHANGING WORLD

Jerusalem & Tel-Aviv, Israel  ♦ June 23-26, 2013

The World Jurist Association conference on Global Economy and the Rule of Law in a Changing World was held in collaboration with the Israel Bar Association in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv, Israel from June 23-26, 2013. Chief Justices, Judges, Attorneys, Law Professors, Government Officials and other legal professionals from around the world convened in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv and held discussions on global economic and rule of law issues.  Final Conference Program.

A complete conference report will be available shortly >>
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WJA Co-Sponsors Georgian Election Law Program

International Election Principles in the 21st Century

Georgian American University, Tbilisi, Georgia September 25, 2012
The World Jurist Association co-sponsored the Georgian Election Law Program, International Election Principles in the 21st Century in Tbilisi, Georgia at the Georgian-American University on September 25, 2012. This program  focused on international election principles, standards, rules and practices, and was sponsored by the Georgian Municipal Law Association with additional co-sponsorship by the Georgian American University (Faculty of Law), International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA), the ABA Standing Committee on Election Law, ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, and ABA Section of International Law. For a full report read more >>
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2012 Conference held in Washington, DC USA!!

The Full Conference Report is now available

Law and Technology: Innovation in the Digital Age

April 22-24, 2012 ♦ Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC USA

The WJA Partnered with the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) to welcome delegations from around the world for a conference in Washington, D.C. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Visit our conference page for updated post-conference information. A full conference report was distributed to members.
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Our Mission

” A World Ruled by Law, Not Force”

The WJA was formed, in 1963, in response to an international outcry for a free and open forum where judges, lawyers, law professors and other professionals from around the world could work cooperatively to raise public support for the institutions that govern and enforce the administration of international law.

As a non-governmental organization with special consultative status at the UN Economic and Social Council, the WJA finds an alternative method to reach the international community. We have worked closely with governments, non-governmental organizations and international associations to show how nations can constructively use, not forgo, their sovereignty through international law. Through our support, legal decision-makers from around the world work together as individuals, rather than representatives of a particular country, class or ideology.

With nearly 50 years of accomplishments, the WJA is one of the few organizations working with such a broad range of stakeholders to promote the Rule of Law as the path towards world peace. Our members include sitting and retired Chief Justices, judges, government officials, law professors, lawyers and students from over 140 different countries. We have National Presidents in 85 countries and our Board of Governors represents every continent and aspect of the legal profession. read more >>

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