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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China’s strategic partnership with Latin America: a fulcrum in China’s rise

World leaders including Angela Merkel and Barack Obama
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Return to reason: reviving political realism in western foreign policy

A US Reaper drone comes in for a touch and go landing during a training programme for pilots. Photo: Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images.
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UK Drone Strike on ISIS Raises Legal Questions

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German-Israeli ties in 2015 and 1965: the difficult special relationship

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Pursuing Atrocity Accountability in Syria

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The Budapest Memorandum and Russia’s intervention in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin with other world leaders
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The false promise of continental concert: Russia, the West and the necessary balance of power

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The death of Europe? Continental fates after Ukraine

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Heading west? Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic path

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Review article: 'The tyranny of experts' and the denial of inconvenient truths

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A chronic protection problem: the DPRK and the Responsibility to Protect

The International Criminal Court in The Hague. Photo by Vincent van Zeijst, CC by 3.0.
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The ICC at a Crossroads: The Challenges of Kenya, Darfur, Libya and Islamic State

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Refuge from Inhumanity? War Refugees at the Intersection of IHL and Refugee Law

Sexual Violence in Conflict: What Use is the Law?
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Sexual Violence in Conflict: What Use is the Law?

An employee walks past dome structures used as nap rooms in the Baidu headquarters in Beijing on 12 November 2014. Photo via Getty Images.
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China’s Cyber Diplomacy: A Taste of Law to Come?

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The Responsibility to Protect and the International Criminal Court: counteracting the crisis

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Milestones in International Criminal Justice: The ICC and Palestine

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Challenges to the Independence of the International Judiciary

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The Applicability and Application of International Humanitarian Law to Multinational Forces

China and the International Human Rights System
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Chinese Approaches to Public International Law and the Rights of Individuals - Part Two

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