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Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs


Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (BILIA) established on 30 June 1972 as a registered society following the dissolution of the Pakistan Institute of Law and International Affairs. The institute is a forum allowing scholars and experts to relate to each other, and to formulate common policies in important areas of law and international affairs.

The aims and objectives of the institute are as follows: (i) to advance the sciences of international politics, economics and jurisprudence, and the study, classification and development of the literature of these subjects for building institutions relating to good governance, capacity building and development of human resources; (ii) to provide and maintain means of information upon international questions, and promote the study and investigation of international questions by means of lectures, roundtables and discussions, and by the preparation and publication of books, records, reports or other works; (iii) to encourage and facilitate the study of international questions, and to promote the exchange of information, knowledge and thought on international affairs, and the understanding of circumstances, conditions and view of nations and peoples.

The institute is an independent, non-government, non-profit research forum. It has an executive council comprising judges, ministers, lawyers, jurists, diplomats and persons who are either practitioners of international relations or have taken an active interest in it. The executive council determines the policy and research programmes of the institute. [Kazi Ebadul Hoque]