City firms to help war torn countries

Chair of the business law section J William Rowley QC made the announcement at the opening ceremony, saying that the contribution is inline with the interests of the group. He says: "Investment will not come without protection."

The consortium was the brainchild of the IBA's new executive director, Mark Ellis, three years ago and will hold its founding conference in Stockholm in December.

ILAC's aim is to co-ordinate immediate international assistance to rehabilitate judicial systems and establish accountability, preventing organizations from duplicating each others efforts and working at cross purposes.