Centres and Institutes
A number of internationally recognised centres enhance the research culture of the School:
The Human Rights Law Centre is committed to the promotion and protection of human rights and the establishment and strengthening of the rule of law worldwide. It cooperates with students, professionals, governments, civil society and international organisations and has implemented programmes in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
The Public Procurement Research Group is a major global research Centre which provides a focus for supporting research and teaching on public procurement within the School of Law, as well as promoting understanding of this subject on a wide basis by organising conferences and workshops. It also provides training for lawyers and government officials from all over the world.
The Treaty Centre conducts research into the law of treaties and the practice of treaty-making. A major early activity was the compilation of Multilateral Treaties: Index and Current Status, a comprehensive and pioneering research source for information on around 1,000 of the more significant multilateral conventions. The Centre has also undertaken consultancy and practical work concerning the drafting, adoption, interpretation and implementation of treaties in various fields.
Nottingham International Law and Security Centre (NILSC) is the School of Law's newest research centre, established in January 2013. NILSC was created to enhance the existing research capability in Public International Law with a focus on International Law and Security, focusing on both human security and state security.