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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Favourite Readings 2019- EJIL:Talk! symposium

Call for Papers

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


Deutsche Welle interviews Prof Tams to comment on the current proceedings between The Gambia and Myanmar


Professors Tams and Terhechte spoke at Council of Europe 70th Anniversary Conference at Leuphana