Inter-American Bar Association (IABA)

Fédération interaméricaine des avocats
Federación Interamericana de Abogados (FIA)
Federação Interamericana de Advogados

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URL: http://www.iaba.org/

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Founded

1940-05-16 Washington DC USA

History

16 May 1940, Washington DC (USA), at 8th American Scientific Congress, by representatives of 44 professional organizations distributed among 17 nations of the Western Hemisphere; 1st Congress, 1941, Havana (Cuba). Constitution amended, 1956, Dallas TX (USA), at 9th Conference, to provide for individuals as members.

Aims

Provide a permanent forum for exchange of professional views and information for lawyers to promote the rule of law and protect democratic institutions in the Americas; establish and maintain relations among national and local organizations of lawyers in the region; advance the science of jurisprudence, particularly the study of comparative law; promote uniformity of laws; promote the rule of law and the administration of justice, encouraging establishment and maintenance of independent judicial systems in all countries of the Americas; preserve and defend human rights and liberties; guarantee to the peoples of the hemisphere the free exercise of their civil and political rights under democratic principles; uphold the honour of the legal profession; encourage cordial intercourse and fellowship among lawyers of the Americas.

Events

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Activities

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Structure

Council; Executive Committee; Sections (2); Permanent Committees (20). Affiliated organizations: U-XF0152 - Inter-American Academy of Comparative Law; K-XF0215 - Inter-American Bar Foundation; E-XE4588 - Inter-American Copyright Institute (ICI).

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

XD1050

Last News

2016

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