International Law and Governance

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


Flags of Member States in front of UN Headquarters. Photo:

Presentation of the research area

The research group "International Law and Governance" focuses on diverse aspects of international law by viewing international law and politics in a context-specific, timely and up-to-date manner. The purpose is to gather and further develop competence in international law at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law to understand and address contemporary issues (and challenges) in and to the international legal framework and international governance.

Read more about the group's research focus.


Public events within the research group are announced on this website - bottom, right column - and  on the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights' English language pages.  The research group also contributes to International Law Lunches, Reading Groups, and other events, at PluriCourts.

Selected events:

To stay informed about all upcoming events, register for the research group's e-mailing list.

Calls for papers

“The role of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Jurisprudencial advances and new responses”, deadline 20 March 2017.

Conversations with leading international judges

In 2008, Professor Cecilia M. Bailliet launched a series of interviews with leading international judges in order to explore the evolution of international law. You can watch them here:


Completed projects

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Professor Alla Pozdnakova

Core team

Professor Ivar Alvik, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law
Professor Mads Andenæs, Department of Private Law
Professor Christoffer Eriksen, Department of Public and International Law
Associate professor Malcolm Langford, Department of Public and International Law
Professor Christina Voigt, Department of Public and International Law
Professor Gentian Zyberi, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights