The Council (Council on International Law and Politics, CILP) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization comprised of a Think Tank, a Graduate Center and a Publishing Department. CILP is incorporated as a Section 501(c)(3) charity in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Its principal purpose is the promotion of peaceful, just and fair political and trade relations between different peoples, nations, countries, and regions around the world, with a particular focus on democracy, justice, at the national and international level.

Our goal is to promote and help establish and strengthen the rule of law, democracy and the Human Rights.  We hope thereby to foster, for all people economic development, peace , and human dignity.

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The Think Tank focuses its academic research on the work of the Council of Europe and its values, Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, and their application in the Global Multilateral Agenda, specifically the work of the UN.

The Council of Europe advocates “[…]freedom of expression and of the media, freedom of assembly, equality, and the protection of minorities, helps member states fight corruption and terrorism and undertake necessary judicial reforms. Its group of constitutional experts, known as the Venice Commission, offers legal advice to countries throughout the world. Promotes human rights through international conventions, such as the Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and the Convention on Cybercrime. It monitors member states’ progress in these areas and makes recommendations through independent expert monitoring bodies. Council of Europe member states no longer apply the death penalty[…]”.

 The CILP Think Tank prepares the ‘Council of Europe Report’ (CoER), an ‘objective analytical monthly report on the prospective program of work of the Council of Europe’, specifically for Latin American and other developing countries, supplemented by specific special reports on key thematic issues on the Council of Europe Agenda. All of these are published in electronic format for free online access.

CoER is available to work with countries, policy makers, and institutions seek to enhance their capacity and understanding of the work of the Council of Europe and its institutions.

With the CoER, CILP will provide rigorous, objective, transparent and non-partisan research, policy makers in order to assist the decision process making to these groups.




The Graduate Center of CILP develops academic and professional training programs, either in co-operation with accredited non-profit educational institutions or on its own, to bring the highest level of graduate and professional education to graduate students and members of the professions who would not otherwise have access to such educational opportunities. In line with the vision and mission of the CILP, such programs focus on the global problems of human survival and development under the Rule of Law, human rights, legislation and democracy. Given the not-for-profit charter of the CILP, all programs are provided at cost, with tuition comparing very favorably to alternative offerings by for-profit providers and schools with larger overheads. In order to fulfill this purpose, the CILP has signed an Academic Agreement with the University Rey Juan Carlos from Spain.


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