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Manchester International Law Centre

Areas of expertise

Our researchers specialise in all aspects of international legal policy.

Foundational research topics

We have expertise in the teaching and research of the theory and foundations of international law, including:

  • International legal theory
  • The foundations of international dispute settlement
  • The foundations of the collective security system
  • The foundations of international humanitarian law and the law of armed conflicts
  • The sources of international law
  • Theory of international obligations
  • Theory of international organisations
  • Theory of international responsibility

Applied research topics

We use applied research techniques to the following contemporary problems in international law:

  • Cyber security
  • Humanitarian law and the law of armed conflicts
  • International human rights law: international mechanisms and their domestic application
  • International responsibility
  • International trade law
  • Investment law
  • The law of international organisations
  • The use of force