WLA for the Eastern Mediterranean

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  • The WLA for the Eastern Mediterranean is one of WLA’s six regional formations around the world. It serves the WLA Eastern Mediterranean Region, which comprises 15 Regional Chapters.

    The Regional Formation, together with Regional Chapters in 15 countries of the Region, will work with governments, specialized agencies, partners and other stakeholders in the field of public law to develop law policies and strengthen national law systems.

    Countries of the Region are represented in the World Governing Council, WLA Executive Board and Regional Governing Board for the Eastern Mediterranean.


    At regional level, the work of WLA is governed by Regional Governing Board. The Regional Governing Board for the Eastern Mediterranean convenes every year to be attended by all countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region. During these sessions, Regional Chapters discuss and endorse regional policies, activities and financial plans.

    Collaborating Center

    A WLA collaborating centre is an institution, such as a research institute, university or academy, designated by the WLA Regional Director, to form part of an international collaborative network to conduct a range of activities in support of WLA’s work at all levels. WLA collaborating centres represent a valuable resource and provide strategic support to the Organization in the implementation of its mandated work and in developing and strengthening institutional capacity in countries and regions.


    Create an enabling environment for effective collaboration and partnerships at country and regional level. It contributes to strengthening resource mobilization capacity at regional and country level; updates donors on current needs in the Eastern Mediterranean Region; and ensures that sustainable funding is available for WLA’s efforts to develop programmes and provide technical support to Regional Chapters in the Region to improve law services.


    Partnerships are vital in improving the law of the population in the Region. The WLA for the Eastern Mediterranean works with global, regional and country-based organizations to improve the law status of the regional population.

    Partners include leading multinational companies, international and national nongovernmental organizations, specialized agencies, governments and bilateral organizations. Building strategic partnerships is one of the Regional formations‘s main priorities, and one of the crucial elements in achieving better practice and administration of law in the Region.

  • WLA Regional Chapters

    • Bahrain
    • Egypt
    • Iraq
    • Islamic Republic of Iran
    • Jordan
    • Kuwait
    • Morocco
    • Oman
    • Pakistan
    • Qatar
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Somalia
    • Sudan
    • Tunisia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Yemen