The Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts (RULAC) project, which was initiated on 1 May 2007, is a global database dealing with the implementation of international law in situations of international and non-international armed conflict. In reporting on every state and certain territories, it considers both the legal norms that apply as well as the extent to which they are respected by the relevant actors. It is the only website that systematically qualifies situations of armed violence in accordance with the definition of armed conflict under international humanitarian law. It also reports on, and analyses, relevant national, regional, and international case-law.The research is conducted by Silvia Suteu and Dr. Sharon Weill under the supervision of Dr. Stuart Casey-Maslen.
The database was established thanks to support from the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Government of Sweden, and has also received significant support from the Governments of Denmark and the United Kingdom. Switzerland continues to fund the project.