International Law

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International law is a rapidly developing strength of Birmingham Law School, with members of staff in many areas of this important and fast-moving, area of law.

We have a sizeable group of international lawyers, with diverse, whilst overlapping interests across the spectrum of international law, both general and specific. Our research covers general international law, such as the law of State responsibility, international organisations, sources of law and interpretation, as well as the theory of international law.

We also have experts in specific fields of international law (who are also general international lawyers) such as international economic law, international human rights law, the law of international investment, international humanitarian law, and international criminal law.

Public international law is taught on the LLB and LLM programmes. On the LLM there are a wide variety of courses on specialised areas of international law, and there is a vibrant set of postgraduate research students working in the area. Our research has both national and international reach and impact, and members of the group teach, research and present papers both in the UK and across the globe, in addition to providing advice to governmental and non-governmental actors.