Announcement: WJA New Board of Governors!
The 2015-2017 Board of Governors has been announced following uncontested elections held on June 27, 2015. Members take office immediately and serve for a 2-year term.
Dr. Franklin Hoet Linares (Venezuela), Senior Partner at Hoet, Pelaez, Castillo & Duque, is the new President of the World Jurist Association. Franklin previously served as the WJA President for the Americas. See complete list of new board members.
The World Jurist Association and the College of Business and Technical Sciences, Warsaw Management University Conference on
Privatization, Banking & Cross-Border Insolvency
Warsaw, Poland • March 24-27, 2015
A complete conference report is now available.
World Jurist Association’s China 2014 IP Law Conference: International Perspectives on Intellectual Property Protection
Shanghai, China • November 2-4, 2014
A complete conference report was distributed to members.
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.
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.
” 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 >>