We carry out fundamental and applied research in international humanitarian law, human rights, international criminal law and transitional justice, contributing to policy development and debate among scholars and practitioners, and in government.

Our research focuses on the following areas


  • Protection of Persons with Disabilities in Armed Conflict
  • UN Treaty Body Review 2020
  • Armed Non-State Actors & the HR Council
  • Universality in the Human Rights Council
  • Transitional Justice Project
    - Geneva Transitional Justice Working Papers
  • The Rule of Law in Armed Conflict
  • Study of Modes of Liability for International Crimes
  • Weapons Law
    - Weapons Law Encyclopaedia Website
    - Autonomous Weapon Systems under International Law
  • Foreign fighters, freedom of expression & right to privacy
  • The War Report Project
  • Historical Injustices, Reparations, and International Law
  • Project on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Improving Protection of Persons with Disabilities during Armed Violence

 To consult our completed research


  • Armed Groups and the Protection of Civilians
  • Panel Human Dignity
  • Police Use of Force
  • The Right to Privacy
  • Globalisation, migration and Human Rights
  • Standards of Proof in Fact Finding
  • International organisations, HR and HR Law
  • Projects on Non-Kinetic Energy Weapons
  • Drones and robots under International Law
  • Post-conflict Peacebuilding
  • International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
  • Nuclear Weapons under International Law
  • UN Human Rights Council
  • Arms Trade Treaty Project
  • ICTY: the perspective of the accused
  • The law of military occupation
  • Int. Code of Conduct for PSSP
  • Private military and security companies in IHL
  • Counterpiracy
  • The Counterterrorism Legislation project
  • Protection of Education in Armed Conflict
  • Death in Custody
  • The Law of prisoners of war
  • Human Rights Norms in Armed Conflict
  • Foreign Fighters Under International Law

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