Raji Sourani, Director of the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), has
been elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Legal
Assistance Consortium (ILAC), while PCHR has been elected as a Board member of



held a conference on Saturday, 25 April 2015, in presence of members of ILAC
Council in
Helsinki, Finland, to elect the chairperson and members of the Executive
Committee and the Board members.


the conference, member organizations and unions presented reports on the most
significant achievements in the past three years in the field of the rule of
law nationally and internationally. These organizations included the Bar
Associations of the USA, Britain and France, National Association of Women
Judges and International Association of Prosecutors (IAP). Sourani presented a
report on PCHR’s work that impressed the participants in the conference.


elections of ILAC Board were held and PCHR and the Arab Lawyers Union (ALU)
were elected as Board members. Board members are encouraged to attend and
participate in ILAC’s annual meeting.


should be noted that PCHR is a member in ILAC since 2005. ILAC is considered
one of the most important international legal bodies interested in judicial and
legal training. ILAC is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has over 50
member organizations, including the American Bar Association (ABA), ALU, Bar Council
of England and Wales, Canadian Bar Association, Council of Bars and Law
Societies of the EU (CCBE), Norwegian Bar Association, Bar Association of India
Swedish Bar Association.