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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Will There Now Be Peace in the South China Sea?

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The South China Sea Arbitration: A Turning Point for China's Regional Policy?

International Affairs

China and its neighbourhood: transformation, challenges and grand strategy

International Affairs

China and liberal hierarchies in global international society: power and negotiation for normative change

International Affairs

Cooperation, competition and shaping the outlook: the United States and China’s neighbourhood diplomacy

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Between assertiveness and self-restraint: understanding China’s South China Sea policy

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Afghanistan and China’s new neighbourhood diplomacy

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China’s ambition in the South China Sea: is a legitimate maritime order possible?

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The elusive EU–China strategic partnership

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China’s ‘new type of Great Power relations’: a G2 with Chinese characteristics?

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Review article: Averting US–China conflict in the Asia–Pacific

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The sources of China’s assertiveness: the system, domestic politics or leadership preferences?

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Review article: Three perspectives on Chinese diplomacy: government, think-tanks and academia

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The South China Sea Disputes: Current Status, Challenges and Prospects

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Towards Warsaw and Beyond

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Transforming Ukraine: The Importance of Good Governance

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Wrongful Convictions and Judicial Reform in China

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Conflict and Peace in Colombia

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When less was more: external assistance and the political settlement in Somaliland

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The Problems of Being a Journalist in Russia

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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

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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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