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International Institutions, Law & Ethics

Research cluster in the Department of International Relations

International organisations can help increase trust between states because then everybody can be pretty sure that rule-breakers will be exposed.

Professor Karen E. Smith

Watch the film 

This short film looks at the issues and research involved in International Institutions, Law and Ethics, including the work of institutions such as the UN, NATO and the International Criminal Court, and whether they can make a difference.

Contributors: Dr Kirsten Ainley, Alessandro Guasti, Dr Ulrich Sedelmeier, Professor Karen E Smith.

International Institutions, Law and Ethics: research clusters in the Department of International Relations at LSE International Institutions, Law and Ethics: research clusters in the Department of International Relations at LSE

Research cluster convenors: 

Dr Theresa Squatrito and Dr Mathias Koenig-Archibugi

Research Cluster Workshop

The IRD workshop IR507 International Institutions, Law and Ethics for IR students and faculty takes place eight times over Michaelmas Term and Lent Term. Information will be circulated by email and in the department newsletters and is also available on the IR MPhil/PhD Moodle page.

For all queries, please contact the research cluster convenors above.


 

International institutions, international law and ethics have been a core intellectual and teaching agenda of the department since its inception over ninety years ago. 

Research within this cluster includes the study of intergovernmental and nongovernmental institutions, the politics of international law and the ethical and normative dimensions of global politics. Areas of special strength within the department today include the study of international institutions such as the European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and the International Criminal Court and international issues such as regional integration, human rights, genocide, humanitarian intervention, democracy promotion, climate change, global health governance and international labour rights.

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