The International Legal Assistance Consortium has elected lawyer Prashant Kumar to its board of directors. Kumar, also president of the Bar Association of India, is the second Asian to serve on the ILAC board.
Established in 2002, ILAC, according to information on its website, was born out of the recognition that more efficient and better coordinated international legal services were needed to help restore the rule of law in war-torn countries.
Based in Sweden, the international non-governmental organization now has more than 80 members, including several national bars, such as the American Bar Association and the Bar of India Association, lawyers’ unions as well as bodies such as the International Association of Women Judges and World Justice Project.
Over the past 18 years, ILAC has conducted rule of law assessment missions and initiated legal reform programs in 16 countries, according to its 2020 annual report. More recently, it has conducted programs in Syria and other parts of the Middle East and North Africa as well as Latin America and the Caribbean.
Prashant Kumar has argued commercial, civil and constitutional cases relating to intellectual property, information technology law, infrastructure and trade.