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.

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Liberal internationalism: historical trajectory and current prospects

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

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

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

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

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Contesting borders? The formation of Iraqi Kurdistan’s de facto state

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Border management in an era of ‘statebuilding lite’: security assistance and Lebanon’s hybrid sovereignty

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Approaching borders and frontiers in North Africa

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States, boundaries and sovereignty in the Middle East: unsteady but unchanging

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Book review essay: The Mediterranean and its migrants: porous policy for a porous border

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The changing borders and borderlands of Syria in a time of conflict

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Turkey’s post-2011 approach to its Syrian border and its implications for domestic politics

Children of displaced families peer out of the window of a former government building in Ibb, Yemen. Photo: Getty Images.
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Focus on Refugees Risks Neglecting the Internally Displaced

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The myth of international humanitarian law

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Brazil’s foreign policy and the ‘graduation dilemma’

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

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

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

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

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