ILAC is a non-profit organisation headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and registered under Swedish Law.
ILAC is an umbrella organization for associations of legal and human rights experts. Our membership is constantly growing. In 2014, ILAC has over 50 member organizations representing 3 million judges, prosecutors, lawyers and academics worldwide.
ILAC membership is open to non-governmental organizations and other organizations active in promoting the rule of law, including but not limited to:
(i) National, regional and international bar associations, and similar organizations; and
(ii) Human rights organizations.
ILAC membership is also open to individuals with relevant experience or interest in promoting the rule of law.
The Executive Committee reviews qualified organizations and individuals for membership and makes recommendations to the Council that then votes on each candidate.
ILAC’s administration is managed by or under the direction of a governing body of persons designated as the ILAC Council. Council members are appointed during ILAC’s Annual General Meeting.
All ILAC members are encouraged to attend and participate in our Annual General Meeting.
The Council is be composed of twenty-one members. The Council elects an Executive Committee consisting of not more than five persons, including the Executive Director and Chairperson.
The ILAC’s Head Office in Stockholm consists of the Executive Director, the Deputy Director, the Administrator and secretariat.
The work of the Stockholm Office is mainly to initiate assessments and projects, coordinate member activities, raise funds and to liaise with international organizations, governments and civil society.
The first By-Laws of ILAC were adopted at the Extraordinary General Meeting in Stockholm in July 2002. The By-Laws have been revised at Annual General Meetings in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011.