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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7 April: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley at a Security Council meeting on Syria. Photo: Getty Images.
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US Missile Strikes Expose the Untenable Status Quo in International Law

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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.
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China’s Evolving Approach to International Dispute Settlement

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Nepal’s comprehensive peace agreement: human rights, compliance and impunity a decade on

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

International Affairs

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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