The GCILS is the home of world-leading research in the fields of international law and security at the University of Glasgow.

Our staff offer consultancy, advice, and training to a wide range of public and private international actors.

We offer a range of executive training and traditional academic programmes in international law.

We host year-round events in all areas of international law and security.

Delivering world-leading research, training, and consultancy


Recent Projects

‘The Hope of Ages is in the Process of Realization’: Establishing a World Court, 1920-1922

11th September 2019

During 1920-1922, experts and diplomats established the Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ), located in The Hague. This was no mean feat: for centuries, activists and lawyers had argued th...

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Call for Applications

Transnational Accountability Project


Call for Reviewers: The European Yearbook of International Economic Law

Call for Papers

Glasginburgh 2020 (CfP) – International Law and Distribution: Sustainable Development, Security, and the Governance of Resources

Call for Papers

Call for Papers: ‘The Hope of Ages is in the Process of Realization’ Establishing a World Court, 1920-1922


Professor Robin Geiß moderates panel on privacy, data protection and humanitarian action


Professor Robin Geiß participates in cyber-diplomacy webinar