Welcome to DIILS
The Defense Institute of International Legal Studies
Connecting with Allies and Partners to Advance Global Security and Rule of Law

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DIILS Catalog

The 2022 DIILS Course Catalog has descriptions of course offerings covering the full spectrum of rule of law issues!

Our Charter

The DIILS Charter is now available here.
 


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About Us

The DIILS motto is "Justita per orbem terrarum", which means "justice for all the earth"

  • The Defense Institute of International Legal Studies - DIILS - is a Defense Department organization that plans and executes professional legal education and international engagement focused on human rights, international humanitarian law, and the law of armed conflict. DIILS is a component of the Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) and directly supports the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s (DSCA) mission of advancing US national security and foreign policy interests by building the capacity of foreign security forces to respond to shared challenges.
  • Plans and executes professional legal education and international engagement focused on human rights, international humanitarian law, and the law of armed conflict.
  • One of several Defense resources that support the conduct of U.S. foreign policy through security cooperation.
  • Annually conducts more than 100 educational events all over the world! Our staff military lawyers, called JAGs or Judge Advocates, travel to partner nations to conduct courses, seminars and workshops for international military officers, legal advisors, and defense-sector civilians. We also offer nine resident courses for international military officers and civilians at our home base in Newport.

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