Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)

International Association of Lawyers
Unión Internacional de Abogados

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History

8 July 1927, Charleroi (Belgium), a previous International Association of Lawyers having been set up on 10 Mar 1905, Liège (Belgium). New statutes adopted: 14 Dec 1965; 8 July 1983; and modified: 16 Oct 1986; 2 Aug 1991; 19 Aug 1994, Paris (France); 3 Sep 1997, Philadelphia PA (USA); Aug 2005, Fez (Morocco). Previously referred to in English as International Union of Lawyers and as Internationale Anwalts-Union -- Unione Internazionale degli Avvocati. Previously registered in accordance with Belgian Law. Since 1 jan 2012, registered in accordance with French law.

Aims

Promote the basic principles of the legal profession; participate in the development of legal knowledge at an international level; contribute to the establishment of an international legal order based on the principles of human rights and justice among nations, through the law and for the cause of peace; establish relations and exchanges between bars, bar associations and law societies at international level; intervene in favour of lawyers imprisoned or persecuted for practising their profession.

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Activities

Events/meetings; standards/guidelines.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 11 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 147 countries
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UIA Org ID

C1301

Last News Received

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