Legal Liability

IPRA is a non-profit international scientific organisation of researchers and educators. It was registered in 2007 in Belgium by Prof. Dr. (Em.) Luc Reychler (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium), Prof. Ursula Oswald Spring (CRIM, UNAM, Mexico) and Mr. Unto Vesa (Tampere Peace Research Institute, Finland) with the Belgium authorities. IPRA is registered with the Financial Authorities in Leuven in Belgium under the enterprise identification number: 0896192601.

Legal Liability

In a verdict of 12 May 1998, the Hamburg Regional Court ruled that a website owner may be liable for the content of any linked third-party web pages. The Court held that only by explicitly dissociating a website from the linked site's content can the owner avoid such liability. IPRA herewith explicitly states that it had no influence on the design and content of the linked websites, and it also dissociates itself from the content of all linked websites. The inclusion of a link to a third-party website does not imply any endorsement of its content. Thus, IPRA rejects any potential future compensation claim.

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

As of 25 May 2018, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies within the EU. IPRA is compliant with the new GDPR and is working hard to ensure the proper handling of all data that is used for IPRA’s activities. IPRA is updating its data privacy management system according to the requirements of the GDPR.

The core concept of the new law is personal data. This information could be your name, address or location, but it could also be bank account numbers, telephone numbers etc.  Sensitive information, such as race, religion or health has an extra layer of legal protection. When dealing with personal data, IPRA adheres to the GDPR guidelines:

  • IPRA does not use cookies.
  • We collect as little personal  data as possible
  • We ask your permission for the use of your data
  • IPRA need’s your data for IPRA conferences and  research purposes
  • IPRA will not use your personal data for any other purpose
  • We make sure no personal  data fall into unauthorized hands

Contact us
If you have any questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy you can email the Co-secretary Generals of IPRA or: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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