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The Nottingham International Law and Security Centre (NILSC) was established in January 2013 in the School of Law. Its aim is to enhance the existing research capability in public international law, with a focus on international law and security.
Of the many challenges facing society today, possibly none is more acute than the security of ordinary citizens when faced with a variety of natural or man-made disasters arising from climate and geological catastrophes, including:
Image credit: Afghani shepherd herding sheep, observed by German military, by isafmedia.
States too are faced with an expanding range of security issues arising from contested territorial spaces, military and maritime security, cyber-security, and security threats relating to energy, infrastructure and the delivery of essential services.
The area of research covered by NILSC encompasses issues of human, political, military, socio-economic, resources and energy security.
These raise a number of questions for international law, for example:
See our programme of work.
NILSC is building a series of formal and informal links with research centres in other universities and institutions. These are:
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Announcements: CfP New Security Challenges – Organized Crime and Urban Conflict in the Americas; CEILA Annual Lecture; UNIJURIS Conference
The Use of Nerve Agents in Salisbury: Why does it Matter Whether it Amounts to a Use of Force in International Law?
Symposium: Wrestling with the Long Shadow of European Transplants of International Courts in the Third World
The centre is part of two of the University's Research Priority Areas - Rights and Justice; and Sustainable Development.
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