IILA acts as pro bono in-house counsel for developing States on vital areas of international law matters - from human rights to trade to the environment to working on the borders of land and sea. IILA gives the voices and goals of these peoples the tangible benefits that international law can bring.
What We Do
IILA is a non-governmental organization founded to increase the capacity of public international law departments of our Clients, primarily of developing States, to participate in the growing and vitally important field of public international law.
At its core, IILA acts as supplemental "in-house counsel" for those States needing support in the expanding and vitally important field of public international law. Through the work of our legal advisers and our network of affiliated experts IILA builds capacity for our Clients.
IILA's Clients must address a wide range of topics within public international law. The key to IILA's capacity building activities is in providing our Clients with a range of integrated and holistic training, research and advice - but all undertaken from the unique vantage point of "in-house counsel".