About the International Law
The International Law Association (ILA) was founded in Brussels in 1873. Its
objectives include the study, elucidation and advancement of international law,
public and private, the study of comparative law, the making of proposals for
the solution of conflicts of law and for the unification of law, and the
furthering of international understanding and goodwill. The ILA has consultative
status, as an international non-governmental organisation, with a number of the
United Nations specialised agencies. An Australian Branch of the ILA was formed
in 1959. The Branch is active in organising conferences, seminars and workshops
on a wide range of international law topics.
Office Bearers of the ILA Australian Branch Committee 2006
Patron: The Hon Sir Gerard Brennan, AC, KBE.
Ivan Shearer AM, RFD.
Vice-presidents: Dr Christopher Ward, Associate Professor Rosemary
Co-Directors of Studies: Professor Andrew Byrnes, Dr Keith
Secretary: Martijn Wilder
Committee of Management: Mr Ian Bloemendal, Miss Margaret Brewster (President
Emeritus), Dr Katrin Cutbush-Sabine, Professor David Flint AM, Mr Steven
Freeland, Mr Ricky J Lee, Dr Jane McAdam, Mr Greg Marks, Mr Andrew Percival, Mr
Peter Willis, Dr Ben Saul.