Public International Law

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    Lilla Gråbrödersgatan 4

    22 222 Lund


Unit profile


From the time of Samuel Pufendorf, international law has been a topic of research at the Faculty of Law. Today, this topic area is represented by a vibrant community of scholars composed of two professors, four associate professors, three assistant professors, one associate senior lecturer, two post-doc researchers and twelve doctoral students. Their research concerns the structure of the international legal system, the theory and history of international law, and the relationship of international law with other legal orders. It pertains to areas of specialisation such as migration and refugee law, human rights law, environment and sustainability law, the law of new technologies and international economic law. A large part is conducted in co-operation with colleagues at other faculties of Lund University or at faculties of law in other European countries. The research environment is enriched by regular seminars, workshops and conferences, and every so often acts as host of international guest researchers.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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