Institut international de droit d'expression et d'inspiration française

The International Institute of Law of French Expression and Inspiration, which is well-known today as “IDEF”, was created in 1964 on initiative by Alain Plantey, who was at the time Councillor of State in President De Gaulle’s Cabinet. Its main objective was to bring together jurists of French expression, trained in the French law system, by convening them every year in a Congress devoted to a topic likely to be useful to their activity and also to make a contribution to the assertion of law. The African countries which by virtue of their history were close to France were the first to affirmatively respond to this initiative. Under the circumstances, in January 1966, at La Fort-Lamy, today N’Djaména, the first IDEF Congress was held joining together 39 participants from 11 countries.

You can access IDEF’s webpage here.