- Acting as an intermediary between knowledge institutes, judicial, political and commercial parties. WLF organises meetings and conferences that serve as forums for discussion between private and public policymakers, academics and practitioners;
- Developing, or contributing to the development of research projects in the field of international law or related fields;
- Contributing to initiatives aimed at developing new international legal instruments and associated services.
- bridge the gap between academia and practice by connecting knowledge and know-how;
- stimulate the creation of innovative international legal products and services.
The practical value of novel ideas needs to be tested on its feasibility. Interaction between stakeholders is essential the better to tailor innovative products to market needs.
We will investigate to which extent your ideas can be brought into the next development phase and will find ways to connect them with academic expertise and business perspectives.
The first, the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Dispute Center, was launched in January 2012 as a project for assisting judicial systems in the settlement of disputes on complex financial transactions. It has since become the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation.
The second instrument, ACCESS facility , was developed with a view to support greater access to non-judicial remedies by supporting human rights compatible, interest-based problem solving to prevent and resolve company-community conflicts.
A third initiative, on the civil law aspects of international corruption, is being developed to provide a cost-efficient, swift and simple alternative for resolving civil corruption disputes. WLF aspires to create a Forum of Anti-fraud and Corruption Experts (FACE), qualified to mediate and settle corruption related claims and disputes world-wide.
"The next generation of international lawmakers will be private parties."
Statement of Boutros Boutros-Ghali to the WLF secretariat (May 2007)