The members of the European Union and other European States are growing together. Europe is facing a unique challenge in history.

People in Europe need effective legislation and good law. Legislation in modern states is a vital function of parliament and government. When they do that task well, they promote a just social order. When they do it badly, they may promote injustice and impose unnecessary costs. Indeed they make the law unknown and unknowable.

The states of Europe can learn from each other in improving their lawmaking. To this end the European Association of Legislation was founded in Germany in 1991. The EAL is a charitable association. Its main purpose is to improve legislation in the states, their constituent parts and their dependencies. One particular objective is to strengthen European cooperation in the field of legislation. It considers good law to be the basis for liberty and prosperity.

Members of the EAL, are national associations for legislation, parliamentary and government officials, academic lawers and legal practitioners, and others involved in the critical examination and constructive amendment of laws. Working for better legislation cannot be solely the domain of legal theory and practice, for other disciplines have much to offer.

The means, by which the constitutional aims of the EAl are to be pursued are:

– conferences, seminars and lectures to permit open discussion of the theoretical and practical problems of legislation and to train legislators;

– exchange of experts publications and circulation of new findings which are important in improving legislation;

– the encouragement to greater professional attention to legislation in research, education and training, in particular with regard to Comparative Law and European Community Legislation.


The IAL & the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Dear IAL member,

You may have heard about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is taking effect in Europe later this month. The GDPR improves transparency and data privacy rights of individuals. We’re writing to explain how our practices align with GDPR.

Individual control and transparency are core IAL principles. As a member of the IAL, you are in control of what information is added to your record, who can view that information, and who has access to your data.

We continue to monitor the evolving interpretation of the regulation to ensure your rights are protected.

Privacy Policy

The following entities have access to your data for thre following specific purposes:

The IAL membership list is kept by the IAL secretary, who is the only person able to send communications to members.

The IAL Treasurer has access to the list of members for the purposes of ensuring payment of subscription fees.

Finally, Nomos publishers have access to your contact data for the sole purpose of offering information and discounts on legislation related publications.

We do not offer access to our membership list to any other entity, private or legal person, and for any other purpose.

Your rights as a user under GDPR

You are the only source of data provider for our membership list. You can amend your data in writing to

Frequency of communication

We only contact members for the purposes of pursing payment of subscription fees, or for presenting opportunities for cooperation in research and publication projects. All other information is posted on the IAL website.

If you wish to confirm or amend your data access details at any point, please use the form at the link below:

For any concerns or questions, please contact the IAL President at and