IAFL Officials & Committees

IAFL Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for the management of IAFL

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IAFL Board of Governors

The Board of Governors of the IAFL is made up of the Executive Committee plus the following Chapter delegates and Governors at Large

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IAFL USA Chapter Executive Committee

The USA Chapter Executive Committee is responsible for the management of the IAFL USA Chapter

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IAFL USA Chapter Board of Managers

The USA Chapter Board of Managers operates as the legislative and governing body of the USA Chapter

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IAFL European Chapter Executive Committee

The European Chapter Executive Committee is responsible for the management of the IAFL European Chapter

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IAFL Canadian Chapter Executive Committee

The Canadian Chapter Executive Committee is responsible for the management of the IAFL Canadian Chapter

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IAFL Asia Pacific Chapter Executive Committee

The Asia Pacific Chapter Executive Committee is responsible for the management of the IAFL Asia Pacific Chapter

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IAFL Past Presidents

Past Presidents of the IAFL

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IAFL Staff

IAFL and Chapter Staff around the world

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IAFL Expansion/Potential Fellows

To promote the IAFL, and identify potential Fellows, especially in areas of the world where IAFL do not have members, and encourage them to apply to the IAFL

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IAFL Expansion to Africa

To identify potential fellows in jurisdictions on the continent of Africa where we are under or unrepresented; to encourage and support their applications; to develop relationships with relevant professional organisations

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IAFL Outreach to Spanish speaking jurisdictions

To identify potential fellows in Spanish speaking jurisdictions where we are under or un-represented; to encourage and support their applications; to develop relationships with relevant professional organisations

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IAFL Mentoring/Buddies

To mentor new fellows defined as less than 3 years membership, encourage them to attend meetings and identify future leaders

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IAFL Communication with Fellows

To communicate more effectively with our new and existing fellows (write blogs on matters of interest; promote the work of the IAFL and our events, and those of other relevant organisations, to our fellows; spotlight on fellows and work of our committees; manage IAFL presence on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin etc))

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IAFL Amicus Committee

To intervene in court proceedings by filing an amicus brief where there are significant issues concerning international family law matters

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IAFL Dispute Resolution Committee

To advance and promote the better understanding and practice of dispute resolution processes in family law in its many forms across jurisdictions and internationally, with particular emphsis on mediation and arbitration

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IAFL Forced Marriage Committee

The IAFL Forced Marriage Committee assist groups/governmental entities in the passing of the laws that help prevent forced marriage; education regarding same

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IAFL Hague Committee

To liaise with The Hague Conference and representative Central Authorities for the advancement of IAFL objectives in the preservation and appropriate application of the Conventions in all matters of concern to the fellows

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Hague SubCommittee International Protection of Children and Adults

The Hague SubCommittee International Protection of Children and Adults liaise with The Hague and representative Central Authorities for the advancement of IAFL objectives in the preservation and appropriate application of the Conventions in all matters of concern to the Fellows

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Hague SubCommittee International Financial Relief for Children

The Hague SubCommittee International Financial Relief for Children liaise with The Hague and representative Central Authorities for the advancement of IAFL objectives in the preservation and appropriate application of the Conventions in all matters of concern to the Fellows

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Hague SubCommittee Relations between (Former) Spouses

The Hague SubCommittee Financial Relations between (Former) Spouses liaise with The Hague and representative Central Authorities for the advancement of IAFL objectives in the preservation and appropriate application of the Conventions in all matters of concern to the Fellows

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Hague SubCommittee Wills, Trusts and Estates

The Hague SubCommittee Wills, Trusts and Estates liaise with The Hague and representative Central Authorities for the advancement of IAFL objectives in the preservation and appropriate application of the Conventions in all matters of concern to the Fellows

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Hague SubCommittee International Judicial and Administrative Co-operation

The Hague SubCommittee International Judicial and Administrative Co-operation / Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments liaise with The Hague and representative Central Authorities for the advancement of IAFL objectives in the preservation and appropriate application of the Conventions in all matters of concern to the Fellows

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IAFL LGBT Committee

To uphold the interests of LGBTI families and their children and to identify family law issues affecting LGBTI persons

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IAFL Parentage Committee

The committee shall focus on the interests of children in accordance with international children’s rights standards with special reference to those children who are born through assisted reproductive technology including donor conception and surrogacy with particular reference to the private international law rules regarding the legal status of children in cross border situations

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IAFL Pensions Committee

To explore the international treatment of pension provision on separation and divorce and opportunities for the IAFL to educate and advise thereon

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IAFL Relocation of Children Committee

To explore the domestic provisions that apply to the private law relocation of children and the recognition and enforcement internationally of such arrangements

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IAFL Sponsorship Committee

To explore opportunities for the IAFL and projects and meetings

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