World Jurist Association (WJA)

Association mondiale de juristes
Asociación Mundial de Juristas

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1963-07-06 Athens Greece


Founded by more than 1,000 lawyers, jurists and legal scholars from over 100 nations in attendance at 'First World Conference on World Peace Through Law', following operations since 1957 as a special committee of the American Bar Association.


Mobilize the international legal profession through voluntary international cooperation to build law rules and legal institutions to promote the rule of law; coordinate the development of international law as a requisite foundation for the establishment and maintenance of world law and order; act as a world centre for information and communication for the international legal profession; sponsor regional and world conferences on various aspects of public and private international law; promote projects and research to advance the development of international law; coordinate the computerization of law internationally.


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Board of Directors: Worldwide President, Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and 5 Regional Presidents: Africa, Asia & the Pacific, Europe, North America, South America & The Caribbean; Executive Director; Representatives to the United Nations in NYC, Vienna and Geneva and to the International Criminal Court; 5 Regional Vice-Presidents (one per region); National Presidents in different countries around the world.


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GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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