Global Governance and the Rule of Law

Our work in this area explores the rule of law at both global and national level, particularly in countries in transition.

The United Nations envisages the rule of law as the foundation of peaceful relations between states. On the '70th anniversary of the founding of the UN', we will be examining the extent to which the legal principles laid down in the UN Charter are being fulfilled.

At national level, constitutional courts provide a means of operationalizing the rule of law. To what extent are the 'New Generation of Constitutional Courts' in countries in transition able to embed rule of law principles in their jurisdictions?

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CANCELLED: Self-Determination and International Law

A Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Photo: Getty Images.
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The Global Compact on Refugees Offers an Opportunity to Revive Responsibility Sharing

Cyril Ramaphosa in Davos on 24 January. Photo: Getty Images.
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Ramaphosa Can Renew South African Leadership by Recommitting to the ICC

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir on a visit to Ethiopia in April. Photo: Getty Images.
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Time to Resolve the Debate Over Immunity and the International Criminal Court

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Investment Treaties: A Debate over Sovereignty, Trade, Development and Human Rights

The Muna camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria, for people displaced due to raiding by the Boko Haram Islamist extremist group. Photo: Kyodo News/Contributor/Getty Images.
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Recommendations for Reducing Tensions in the Interplay Between Sanctions, Counterterrorism Measures and Humanitarian Action

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Legal Accountability for Sexual Offences by UN Non-Military Peacekeeping and Other Personnel

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United Nations at 70: International Law and the Achievement of UN Aims

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Foreign Affairs in National Courts: The Role of the Executive Certificate

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Corporate Responsibility for International Crimes

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Challenges to the Independence of the International Judiciary

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Burma/Myanmar: Prospects for Democracy and the Rule of Law


Combating Global Corruption


Britain and the International Rule of Law

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China and International Law

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'Abductors Keepers': Is the International Law on Child Abduction Working?

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The Rule of Law in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

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An Area of Freedom, Security and Justice - Reviewing Extradition within the EU

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Kosovo: The ICJ Opinion - What Next?