We explore the world’s international legal frameworks and how they relate to transnational and global issues.
In an era of unprecedented globalisation our research explores the many ways in which international law and international institutions can promote peace, prosperity and human dignity. Many contemporary global challenges require international cooperation, coordination and governance, from climate change to terrorism and economic development. Our research identifies how international legal frameworks can help to address the pressing challenges of our time.
Our scholars work on most areas of international law.
The impact of research in this theme is wide and varied. It includes contributions to the fast-growing body of scholarship in the area by way of books and articles, but also in policy applications through reports and submissions to governments and international bodies, including the UN, the World Bank and the African Union. Our research is also directly applied through our work for and with private sector organisations such as NGOs, corporations, law firms and other professional bodies, including courts. Some examples of these outputs and impacts include the following.