The Canadian Branch of the International Law Organization (ILA) and the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) first partnered in 2010 in order to offer accessible online education about international law to the Canadian public. Both the ILA and the CISDL are non-profit organizations. As such, the course fees serve only to cover the costs of developing and administrating the courses.
The International Law Association has branches around the world and a growing membership of academics and practising professionals with an interest in international law.
The main objectives of the Association are the study, clarification and development of both public and private international law. It is in the work of the various International Committees that these aims are pursued and biennial conferences provide a forum for comprehensive discussion and endorsement for the work of these committees.
The proceedings of these conferences containing the reports of the various committees are published and available from the ILA office.
The mission of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) is to promote legal education relating to sustainable societies and the protection of ecosystems by advancing the understanding, development and implementation of international sustainable development law.