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

Dr De La Rasilla´s "Sovereignty Through the Interdisciplinary Kaleidoscope" is forthcoming at Nordic Journal of International Law (est.1930)

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 awarded a fellowship of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and Public International Law for 2015

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.

Dr de la Rasilla´s contributes to collection of the International Institute of Human Rights of Strasbourg

Dr de la Rasilla´s "Interdisciplinarity and Critical Knowledge Creation Processes in International Human Rights" is forthcoming at H. Trijoudja and L. Hennebel, Les Critiques Contemporaines de Droits de l’Homme (Ed. Pedone, Paris, Forthcoming, 2015)

Dr de la Rasilla contributes to a special journal issue of Monde(s)French Journal of Global History

Dr de la Rasilla´s "Beyond the Spanish Classics - The Ephemeral Awakening of the History of International Law in Pre-Democratic Spain" is forthcoming at a special journal issue on "International Jurists" of Monde(s).French Journal of Global History (n 7, 2015).

Alexandra Xanthaki: 'The Rights under International Law of Indigenous peoples of the Arctic should be fully recognised'

Alexandra Xanthaki reminded international policy makers, civil servants, and lawyers that indigenous peoples of the Arctic must be ensured Free, Prior and Informed Consent. In an event organised by BIICL on the Arctic, Xanthaki stressed the importance of including indigenous rights in the discussions and indigenous representatives in policy making.

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