Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

International Association of Lawyers
Unión Internacional de Abogados

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History

8 July 1927, Charleroi (Belgium), a previous International Association of Lawyers having been set up on 10 Mar 1905, Liège (Belgium). New statutes adopted: 14 Dec 1965; 8 July 1983; and modified: 16 Oct 1986; 2 Aug 1991; 19 Aug 1994, Paris (France); 3 Sep 1997, Philadelphia PA (USA); Aug 2005, Fez (Morocco). Previously referred to in English as International Union of Lawyers and as Internationale Anwalts-Union -- Unione Internazionale degli Avvocati. Previously registered in accordance with Belgian Law. Since 1 jan 2012, registered in accordance with French law.

Aims

Provide benefits for members including information and idea exchange, legal training and development of productive relationships; advance the fundamental principles of the legal profession; promote the rule of law; defend lawyers' independence and freedom to practice their profession.

Future Events

2020 Guadalajara, Mexico – Annual Congress

2020 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Annual Business Law Forum

2020 Milan, Italy – World Forum of Mediation Centres

Past Events(3)

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Activities

Events/meetings; standards/guidelines; knowledge management/information dissemination.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List); Council of Europe (CE) (Participatory Status); World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (Observer Status).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 147 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

C1301

Last News Received

3. Oct 2019
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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