Aims and expertise
In an increasingly globalised world, law and legal issues often have a dimension that is not confined by national boundaries. Research in the Centre focuses on the international and European aspects of legal issues, and more broadly draws on the School’s strengths in many forms of International, European and Comparative Law to consider the wider implications of current problems and the function of law in a globalised world.
Our aim as a top ten Law School is to produce world-leading research and impact across the spectrum of international and European Law. To this end, the SCIEL is actively involved in the dissemination of research, in forging research links with other national and international academic institutions, research centres and think-tanks and in working with governments, international institutions and NGOs.
SCIEL's membership is international and its expertise is diverse, covering a range of international and European law areas such as Public International Law, International Trade Law, International Human Rights Law, Cyber Law, International Criminal Law, International Refugee Law and the Law of Forced Migration, International Humanitarian Law, the Use of Force in International law, International Legal Theory, European Health Law, European Migration Law, European Law and Politics, and European Constitutional Law.