ECIGL brings together and expands the exciting and innovative research, teaching and engagement with international law and law beyond the state done at Edinburgh Law School. Taking advantage of Edinburgh Law School’s place as an historic and renowned hub for theoretical, socio-legal and doctrinal studies in law in national, European and global dimensions, ECIGL is committed to being a dynamic and interdisciplinary intellectual space that addresses contemporary international and global questions through both fundamental research and practical policy engagement.
A lively community of critical thinking, legal expertise and theoretical reaction, ECIGL brings together accomplished scholars and experts bridging a wide span of contemporary international law, including global environmental law, international legal theory, international economic law, human rights, international criminal law, maritime law and the laws of war. Its members also include scholars of public law and political theory, and it encourages interdisciplinary and crosscutting collaborations across legal specialisms and beyond law.
ECIGL is a focal point for a diverse, eclectic, inter-disciplinary and well-rounded approach to the study of international law and global governance in all its contemporary dimensions. We connect our ideas, scholarship and projects to the pressing legal, social, economic and political challenges of our epoch, and endeavour to shape thinking about these challenges through our networks of knowledge, scholarship and academic exchange.