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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International Affairs

Introduction: Peacebuilding in an era of pragmatism

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Adaptive peacebuilding

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Counter-insurgency in the Somali territories: the 'grey' zone between peace and pacification

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The HIPPO in the room: the pragmatic push-back from the UN peace bureaucracy against the militarization of UN peacekeeping

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Conflict prevention as pragmatic response to a twofold crisis: liberal interventionism and Burundi

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Concrete approaches to peace: infrastructure as peacebuilding

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Pragmatic peace in emerging governscapes

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Preventing violent extremism through the United Nations: the rise and fall of a good idea

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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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The end of liberal international order?

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After liberal world order

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

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

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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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Past events (92)
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What Would a British Bill of Rights Mean for the UK?

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Humanitarian Engagement with Non-State Armed Groups

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United Nations at 70: International Law and the Achievement of UN Aims

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Business and Human Rights: Bridging the Governance Gap

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Pursuing Atrocity Accountability in Syria

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?

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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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Statelessness: The Impact of International Law and Current Challenges

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Sir Richard May Memorial Lecture: International Criminal Courts: Progress Made, Progress Needed

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The European Court of Human Rights: Anti-Democratic or a Guardian of Fundamental Values?

Syria, Military Intervention and International Law
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Syria, Military Intervention and International Law

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Ukraine Crisis: The International Law Perspective

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Peacekeeping and Accountability

Independent Thinking Since 1920: Launch of the Chatham House Online Archive
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Independent Thinking Since 1920: Launch of the Chatham House Online Archive

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Zimbabwe’s International Re-engagement: The Long Haul to Recovery

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