Research within the ACIL in particular focuses on international constitutional law (including human rights law), international responsibility, international criminal justice, and the reception of international law in the domestic legal order. These themes are embedded in two main Research Programmes, several distinct Research Projects, the War Reparations Centre as well as PhD Research.
Law and Justice Across Borders
Together with researchers from other legal disciplines, especially from European public and private law as well as jurisprudence, ACIL researchers aim at a better understanding and critical evaluation of the role of law in the processes of Europeanisation and globalization, and their countertendencies.
The Role of Law in Armed Conflict and Peace Operations
ACIL researchers investigate the increasing and changing nature of the role of law in situations of armed conflict and in various types of military operations including peace operations.
The ACIL has been home to several distinct research projects by individual researchers or research groups, such as LEXMERCPUB, International Law in Domestic Courts and Shared Responsibility in International Law.
War Reparations Centre
The War Reparations Centre studies remedies for violations of international humanitarian and human rights law during armed conflict. It analyses the legal means available to war victims who seek access to justice to obtain a remedy in the form of reparation, restitution or compensation.
The ACIL is home to internal and external PhD research.