World Jurist Association (WJA)

Association mondiale de juristes
Asociación Mundial de Juristas

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History

6 July 1963, Athens (Greece), 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, under the title World Peace Through Law Center (WPTLC) -- Centre de la paix mondiale par le droit -- Centro para la Paz Mundial Mediante el Derecho. Current title adopted in 1991.

Aims

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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Activities

Networking/liaising; meeting activities; Research and development.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, German, Spanish.

Staff

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 154 countries
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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Professions
  • Law
    • Legality
    • Lawyers

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F3572

Last News Received

2018
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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