The World Jurist Association continues to pursue joint efforts with diverse international entities. On March 14th, 2014, the President of the World Jurist Association Prof. Dr. iur. Alexander J. Bělohlávek and WJA´s National President for the Republic of Korea, Prof. Dr. iur. Kwang-Jun Tsche, Vice Dean of the Kyung Hee University Law School in Seoul, Director of the Center of International Relations and Director of the Center for East-Asian Legal Studies, held a meeting to discuss the possibilities of collaborative projects in Korea. Report summary
On February 10-14, 2014, WJA President, Prof. Dr. Alexander J. Bělohlávek visited Albania for a dialogue with Albanian officials on the possibility of holding joint programs. Albania, officially known as the Republic of Albania, is a beautiful country with a wealth of history and strategic position in the south of the Balkans. Albania Meeting Report
A delegation of leaders from the World Jurist Association, International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) and the American Bar Association (ABA) traveled to T’bilisi, Georgia for meetings held November 21-22, 2013. The WJA delegation’s visit in November, celebrated the nation’s commitment to Rule of Law as the above events highlight, and sought to ensure further collaboration between the WJA, its international membership and the leaders in Georgia. Georgia Meeting Report
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 >>
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.
” 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 >>