2015-2017 Board of Governors Announced

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.

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Poland 2015 Conference!!

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.

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China 2014 IP Law Conference!!

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.

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Israel 2013 Conference!!


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.

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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.

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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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