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Institute of International Law

Introduction to Institute of International Law

Institute of International Law (French Institut de Droit International), nongovernmental society of international law specialists devoted to the development of international law, founded in 1873. The institute aims at clarifying general principles in international law and promoting codification of the law. Its membership is restricted to 132 specialists in the theory or practice of international law. Institute proceedings are conducted in French and English. The institute’s work and proceedings are published in the Annuaire de l’Institut de droit international, the institute’s yearbook. Headquarters, first in Ghent (Gent), Belgium, is now in Geneva. The institute was awarded the 1904 Nobel Peace Prize.” (1)

Institute of International Law

Embracing mainstream international law, this section on institute of international law explores the context, history and effect of the area of the law covered here.


Further Reading

  • The entry “institute of international law” in the Parry and Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (currently, the Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law, 2009), Oxford University Press


Notes and References

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