The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Centre for Critical International Law
Research in international law at Kent focuses on the idea that international law is not apolitical, and that its political ideology reflects the interests of powerful states. Both in research and teaching staff put international law into the context of history and political theory and extend its reach into international relations. A number of staff engage in the practical application of international law through litigation, training, research and consultancies for international organisations, NGOs and states.
The Centre for Critical International Law promotes research, conferences and publications in the field of International Law both on the Canterbury and the Brussels campus.
The Centre for Critical International Law, based at the University of Kent (Canterbury Campus) is a new and innovative centre that draws on the strengths of the teaching and research at Kent and promotes the study of International Law. Its purposes are:
- To promote research both individual and collaborative with staff and taught and research postgraduate students both within KLS and in collaboration with other academics and academic institutions
- To promote conferences in both Canterbury and Brussels and publications reflecting the ethos of the Centre
- To encourage and enable cooperation with other international law schools both in the UK and internationally
- To coordinate and develop new teaching methods and resources and to create a library of visual resources with the object of facilitating innovative teaching in both International Law and International Law combined with International Relations
- To encourage visiting scholars interested in critical international law to participate in the activities of the Centre.
- To provide a focus for academic collaboration and cooperation between UKC and UKB (University of Kent at Brussels).
- To build upon the already existing weekly guest lecture programme.
Dr Yutaka Arai
Ms Sian Lewis-Anthony
Professor Bernard Ryan
Mr Gbenga Oduntan
Dr Emily Haslam
Professor Nick Grief
Dr Toni Williams
Dr Francesco Messineo