Centre for International and Public Law
The Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL) was established in 2004 to promote excellence in the research and teaching of public law and international law. The aim is to contribute to the critical understanding of the role of national and international institutions in promoting human rights, justice and the rule of law. The Centre runs a number of events throughout the year for academics, practitioners and students. Lord Bill Brett launched the seminar series on 11 May 2004, giving a talk entitled "The Report of the World Commission on the Social Dimensions of Globalisation".
"Laws and institutions no matter how efficient and well-arranged must be reformed or abolished if they are unjust." — John Rawls
Professor Bantekas has been invited to participate in a workshop held in New York on 12 May 2016, focusing on the intersection of indigenous rights and foreign investment law.
Dr. Gerard Conway has published a new textbook on European Union law - EU Law (Routledge 2015, 704 pp).
Dr Ayesha Shahid has been appointed as National Co-ordinator for Pakistan to write a country report on "Incorporating 'Best Interest of the Child Principle' in Custody and Guardianship Cases", for the Max Planck Institute's International Working Group on Child Law project.
Dr. De La Rasilla's revisits the centrality of sovereignty in international legal thought through interdisciplinary lenses by reviewing contemporary contributions from history, political philosophy, international relations theory, price theory, transaction costs economics, game theory, contract theory et al.
Dr de la Rasilla´s interdisciplinary research project aims at examining the prospects of a cohesive role for the European Union as a global actor in the light of the history of international law in Western and Eastern Europe.