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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Review article: Seeing the future: power, prediction and organization in an age of uncertainty

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

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Changing Public Perceptions of Refugees and Migrants: the Role of Politicians, the Media and Civil Society

An Iraqi refugee boy, who fled the city of Mosul because of fighting between government forces and ISIS, at the UN-run al-Hol refugee camp in Syria’s Hasakeh governorate on 5 December 2016. Photo: Delis Souleiman/Getty Images.
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Humanitarian Action and Non-state Armed Groups: The UK Regulatory Environment

Internally displaced Pakistani children whose families fled a military operation against Taliban militants in the North Waziristan tribal agency queue for food near a camp for IDPs in Bannu, 6 September 2014. Photo: KARIM ULLAH/AFP/Getty Images.
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Humanitarian Action and Non-state Armed Groups: The International Legal Framework

Displaced Iraqi families receive food from the World Food Programme. Photo by Getty Images.
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Trump Era Casts New Shadow Over Refugees

Xi Jinping visits the Olympic Museum in Lausanne following his speech at Davos. Photo by Getty Images.
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Trumpian Isolationism Could Help China Become a Leader in International Law

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Practitioners’ Guide to Human Rights in Armed Conflict

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India’s role in global governance: a Modi-fication?

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Narendra Modi and India’s normative power

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The rise of India: UK perspectives

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Forum on Refugee and Migration Policy

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China and the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes

A Yemeni inspects the rubble of a destroyed funeral hall building. Photo by Getty Images.
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States Must Make Sure Cooperation Does Not Become Complicity

Members of the Iraqi police forces stand next to their vehicle in front of damaged buildings in Fallujah on 28 June 2016. Photo: HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images.
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Promoting Compliance with International Humanitarian Law

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City networks: breaking gridlocks or forging (new) lock-ins?

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China's Perspectives on the South China Sea Verdict

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Chatham House Primer: Brexit

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South China Sea: The Result of the Arbitration

A poster showing a map of China, including Taiwan and the South China Sea, appeared in Weifang on 14 July 2016. Photo via Getty Images.
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South China Sea Decision Is ‘Legal Shock Therapy’ for Beijing

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Kony's LRA: From Campaign to Policy

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Cyber Security and International Law

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Libya: Establishing the Rule of Law

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

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How to spot a growing military power

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International Support for Reparation Processes and the Palestinian Refugee Issue

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

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The Political Outlook for Syria

The World Today

Human Rights: The Human Rights Council - 5 Years On

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Human Trafficking: The Wound that Shames our Present

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

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Legal Responsibility of International Organisations in International Law

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

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Transatlantic Dialogues in International Law: International Law and Human Rights

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Egypt and the Road Ahead: Era of Change?

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

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Academic Freedom and the Law

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The Kurdish Policy Imperative

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

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

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