The Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security is a world-leading hub for cutting-edge research in international law and security. As a group of circa 30 Glasgow-based academics and doctoral researchers, we seek to contribute to a better understanding of major challenges facing the international legal community. In addition to our focus on the clarification of international law and the solution of practical legal challenges, our research encompasses theoretical, comparative, and historical perspectives. Drawing on recognised expertise in international law, we are regularly engaged in interdisciplinary research, notably within the Glasgow Human Rights Network, the Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network, and the Global Security Network. Our research centres around ten specialist areas, covering a broad range of topics relating to issues of international law and security.

Specialist Areas

Armed conflicts, forced displacement and humanitarian assistance

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Collective security, the use of force, and self-defence

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Conflict prevention, peace-making and peacebuilding

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Global and transnational security law

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History and theory of international law

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Human rights law

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International and transnational criminal law

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International courts and tribunals

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International economic law

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Investment arbitration and protection of foreign investment

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New technologies

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The law of international development

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