Svenska ILA firar 100 år redan det här året, vilket vi avser att uppmärksammar i lite mindre skala under hösten i någon form. Här kan du läsa lite mer om vår historia: https://ilasweden.se/historia/ .
Vi återkommer med inbjudan till vårt årsmöte i september samt övriga evenemang under hösten.
Vi passar på att önska er en fortsatt trevlig sommar!
ILA firar 150 år nästa år, vilket firas med en stor jubileumskonferens som går av stapeln i Paris i juni 2023. Det blir även minst ett webinarium per månad under hela år 2023.
Redan nu kan ni gå in på evenemangets egen hemsida ilaparis2023.org/en/ och anmäla er till nyhetsbrevet samt ta del av konferensprogrammet och övrig jubileumsinformation. Anmäl er gärna för att visa Svenska ILAs medlemmars engagemang och stöd i en tid där internationell rätt och rättsstatens principer kräver vårt stöd.
Svenska ILA utlyste tidigare i år fyra stipendier för deltagande i den internationella ILA-konferensen i Lissabon den 19 – 24 juni 2022.
Mottagare av stipendium är:
Jur.stud. Nyet Zekarias.
Svenska ILA gratulerar stipendiaten.
As an Association committed to the international rule of law the International Law Association (ILA)
deplores the flagrant violation of international law by Russia in its military action in and against Ukraine, a sovereign state and member of the United Nations.
Further to the statement issued by the Executive Chair of the ILA on 25th February 2022, the Association affirms its commitment to the rules of international law relating to the use of force including the legal obligation upon all states to comply with the principles set out in the United Nations Charter, especially article 2 (4) relating to the prohibition of the use of force against the territorial integrity and political independence of any state without a mandate from the Security Council, or in lawful self-defence.
The actions of the Russian Federation manifestly do not come within the exceptions to the prohibition of the use of force and as such are in breach of these peremptory norms of international law from which no derogation is permissible. Nor can political arguments detract from legal obligation.
Apart from being responsible for an internationally wrongful act – the unlawful use of force – the Russian Federation must also comply with its obligations under international humanitarian law and international human rights law. Failure to do so may constitute international crimes for which there is individual criminal responsibility as well as state responsibility under the Geneva Conventions, the laws and customs of war and human rights treaties. The Association welcomes the decision of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to investigate the possible commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
It is evident that compliance with the law will not of itself safeguard international peace and security. Without it, however, not only is the stability of the international order threatened but so too are the lives and security of millions of civilians. The ILA joins with others for calling for an end to the use of force in Ukraine, for a peaceful settlement with meaningful participation by civil society, and for immediate humanitarian and other assistance to those displaced, injured and otherwise harmed, as well as long term justice.
International Law Association (ILA)
3 March 2022
As Executive Chair of the International Law Association, a body dedicated for nearly 150 years to the advancement of peace and justice through international law, it is appropriate at this moment to affirm the Association’s commitment to the rules of international law. These include the legal obligation upon all states to comply with the principles set out in the United Nations Charter, especially article 2 (4) relating to the prohibition of the use of force against the territorial integrity and political independence of any state without a mandate from the Security Council, or in lawful self-defence.
In Resolution 4/2018 the ILA endorsed the conclusion of its Committee on the Use of Force that ‘The UN Charter goal of collective peace and security depends upon strict adherence to the international law on the use of force.’ I also emphasise article 2 (3) of the Charter requiring the settlement of disputes through peaceful means, obligations under international humanitarian law and fundamental human rights. These principles constitute peremptory norms of international law from which no derogation is permissible and which underpin the international rule of law.
The importance of all these principles is especially relevant in the current time.
Professor Christine Chinkin CMG FBA
Executive Chair – International Law Association (ILA)
25th February 2022