Research Group on International Law

The Research Group focuses both on international law in its many facets, and the internationalization of national law.

 An AI generated Munch painting of the Peace Palace

Illustration: An AI generated Munch painting of the Peace Palace, generated by OpenAI DALL·E

About the group

The Research Group on international law brings together researchers and students at the Faculty of Law to engage and exchange research and expertise in international law. It aims to study international law in a multi-level context, including the regional and national level, and the interaction between the different levels. It thus reinforces the Faculty’s current emphasis on research and teaching on the relationship between Norwegian law and international law.

To better understand the development and challenges of international law, the Research Group draws upon different methods, theories and approaches to the field. It will thus facilitate inter-disciplinary research, while still making room for traditional legal dogmatics. The aim is to not only conduct basic research, but also analyze current events and issues.

The purpose of the research group is to provide a forum to discuss and study a wide range of international legal issues. You can read more about the different research topics here. 


The Research Group aims to be a hub to which already existing initiatives and research projects will be attached. This includes: 

The research initiative on the interface between international and national law, with a particular emphasis on Norway

The research project on Compliance Politics and International Investment Disputes (COPIID)


The Research Group aims to work in close cooperation and coordination with other groups and centres at the Faculty of Law, including the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, PluriCourts, CELL, Centre for European Law and other research groups that address international law.

Academic programmes and courses

The research group supports teaching and development of international law courses at the Faculty – both mandatory courses that form part of the Master of Law programme, legal electives, and other relevant courses. It will contribute to the improvement of existing courses, as well as seek to incorporate international and European perspectives into law courses, to support a key priority for the Faculty in the coming years.


The Treaty Database, a broad collection of multilateral treaties selected from all relevant areas of international law. 

Published Aug. 25, 2022 1:08 PM - Last modified Nov. 3, 2022 10:24 AM