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International Law and Human Rights Unit

The International Law and Human Rights Unit (ILHRU) provides a hub for researchers in the broad areas of international law and human rights.

The research expertise and interests of the Unit members is wide-ranging but we coalesce around a number of themes:

  • European System of Human Rights Protection
  • Conflict, Post-Conflict and Security
  • International Courts and Tribunals
  • Law of the Global Economy                                                                                                                             
  • Migration
  • Minority Protection, Self-Determination and Natural Resources

The Unit aims to enhance collaboration and research in broadly defined areas of human rights and international law. The Unit is a forum for discussions and debate, presentations and collaborative projects. We are eager to engage with international and national partners in providing expertise in international law and human rights.

Should you be interested in ILHRU's activities or finding out more about how to get involved with our work, please contact ILHRU's Director, Dr Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou or Deputy Director Ben Murphy.


Discover more about our researchers and their interests.


Learn more about our internationally recognised research output.

Judge in Residence

Each year an international court judge is invited to deliver a lecture and support our research. Find out more.

ILHRU guest speaker series

Visit this page for our events and lecture recordings from our invited guest speakers on current topics.

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Workshops and conferences

Find out more about our future workshops and conferences and how you can contribute.

Visiting Fellows

View profiles of our 2019/20 visiting fellows, Chryssa Mela and Dr Alex Schwartz.

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