The Foundation’s purpose is the advancement of education in the field of international uniform law, and the promotion and development of international law. The Foundation is active in granting scholarships for the study of international law at the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in Rome, the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.

The Foundation for International Law is a private limited company that is registered as a charity with the UK Charities Commission (charity number 111 2484). The Foundation is administered by a Trustee Board.