International Law and Governance

Research on international law includes projects on human rights law and armed conflict, China and the international human rights system and corporate responsibility for human rights violations.

Work in this area explores the role of international law in preventing conflict and regulating its conduct, delivering international criminal justice, and responding to the needs of refugees, stateless and others displaced across borders.

A major programmatic focus of this work for Chatham House is carried out by the International Law Programme and its projects.

Explore International Law and Governance

Latest (247)
Cyril Ramaphosa in Davos on 24 January. Photo: Getty Images.
Expert comment

Ramaphosa Can Renew South African Leadership by Recommitting to the ICC

International Affairs

The end of liberal international order?

International Affairs

After liberal world order

International Affairs

Liberal internationalism: historical trajectory and current prospects

International Affairs

US–China relations and the liberal world order: contending elites, colliding visions?

International Affairs

'Unsharing' sovereignty: g7+ and the politics of international statebuilding

Research Event

The EFTA Court: A Way to Resolve Brexit’s Jurisdiction Conundrum?

International Affairs

Perspectives on the emerging role of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

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.
Research paper

Recommendations for Reducing Tensions in the Interplay Between Sanctions, Counterterrorism Measures and Humanitarian Action

Children of displaced families peer out of the window of a former government building in Ibb, Yemen. Photo: Getty Images.
Expert comment

Focus on Refugees Risks Neglecting the Internally Displaced

International Affairs

The myth of international humanitarian law

International Affairs

Brazil’s foreign policy and the ‘graduation dilemma’

International Affairs

Brasileiros no Mundo: a global approach to governing populations abroad?

International Affairs

Introduction: The ‘graduation dilemma’ in foreign policy: Brazil at a watershed

International Affairs

Are rising powers consistent or ambiguous foreign policy actors? Brazil, humanitarian intervention and the ‘graduation dilemma’

A group of Somali women line up to receive food aid from a Kuwaiti-based Islamic charity in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on 14 August 2011. Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images.
Research paper

Humanitarian Action and Non-state Armed Groups: The Impact of Banking Restrictions on UK NGOs

7 April: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley at a Security Council meeting on Syria. Photo: Getty Images.
Expert comment

US Missile Strikes Expose the Untenable Status Quo in International Law

Research Event

Accountability: International Crimes in Syria and Iraq

A Filipino fisherman operates around Scarborough Shoal, South China Sea, near a Chinese coast guard ship on 13 December 2016. Photo: The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images.
Chatham House Briefing

China’s Evolving Approach to International Dispute Settlement

International Affairs

Review article: Rivalry and cooperation in the Arctic: contending perspectives

Pages

Research & Publications (109)
Other resource

Kony's LRA: From Campaign to Policy

Other resource

Cyber Security and International Law

Other resource

Libya: Establishing the Rule of Law

International Affairs

The changing fortunes of differential treatment in the evolution of international environmental law

The World Today

How to spot a growing military power

Research paper

International Support for Reparation Processes and the Palestinian Refugee Issue

Research paper

Implementing a Negotiated Settlement on the Palestinian Refugee Question: The International Dimensions

Other resource

The Political Outlook for Syria

The World Today

Human Rights: The Human Rights Council - 5 Years On

The World Today

Human Trafficking: The Wound that Shames our Present

International Affairs

The new politics of protection? Cote d'Ivoire, Libya and the responsibility to protect

Other resource

Legal Responsibility of International Organisations in International Law

Other resource

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

Other resource

Transatlantic Dialogues in International Law: International Law and Human Rights

Other resource

Egypt and the Road Ahead: Era of Change?

Other resource

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon and the Quest for Truth, Justice and Stability

Other resource

Academic Freedom and the Law

Book

The Kurdish Policy Imperative

Other resource

International Law and the United Nations: A New Era of US Engagement

Other resource

The Consequences of State Recognition or Non-Recognition in UK and International Law

Pages

Past events (94)

Pages