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International law

Examining the legal aspects that regulate the globe

We explore the world’s international legal frameworks and how they relate to transnational and global issues.

Our vision

In an era of unprecedented globalisation our research explores the many ways in which international law and international institutions can promote peace, prosperity and human dignity. Many contemporary global challenges require international cooperation, coordination and governance, from climate change to terrorism and economic development. Our research identifies how international legal frameworks can help to address the pressing challenges of our time.

Our work

Our scholars work on most areas of international law.

  • Professor Chester Brown works on international dispute settlement and international arbitration.
  • Professor Vivienne Bath investigates international business and investment law and Chinese law.
  • Professor David Kinley’s research examines the interactions between human rights and the global economy, especially the financial sector.
  • Professor Luke Nottage is an expert in Japanese law, consumer law, and international business and investment law.
  • Professor Ben Saul focuses on international security (including terrorism and armed conflict), human rights (particularly economic, social and cultural rights), and international crimes.
  • Associate Professor Jacqueline Mowbray is particularly interested in the human rights of minority groups, especially linguistic minorities, and in theoretical approaches to understanding human rights and development.
  • Professor Tim Stephens focuses on international environmental law, law of the sea, and Antarctica.
  • Associate Professor Emily Crawford specialises in international humanitarian law.
  • Ms Irene Baghoomians is an expert in human rights law and advocacy.

Our experts