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International and European Law Research

Explore our International and European law research, one of our areas of expertise in Law

Our research into International and European law scrutinises transnational laws, so that they're better understood and can work better. It also examines comparatively foreign national law.

Executives, courts and officials have used our researchers’ work in their decisions and writings, for example, on the Indian Constitution and on legal practice in arbitration cases in the oil and gas industry.

Our work is frequently published in leading academic journals within the field, including the Journal of World Investment & Trade, Transnational Dispute Management, and the European Law Journal.

Our research covers the following topics

  • International business law
  • International energy law
  • International investment law
  • International commercial arbitration
  • Interactions between trade, investment and human rights within emerging economies
  • Comparative Public Law
  • Illegal ivory trading within national and international antiques trade
  • Operation of the European Convention of Human Rights
  • International economic law, including its regulatory role and application in the economic reconstruction of post-conflict states
  • European Banking Law

Recent publications include:

Discover our areas of expertise

International and European law is 1 of 3 areas of expertise within our Law research area. Explore the others below.

Accountability risk and rights

Research in this area covers a broad range of topics within Portsmouth Law School and the Law Research Group, from employment protection to data protection and the regulation and governance of companies, to the law as it affects family members throughout their lives.

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Well-being, legal education and the legal profession

Our research is identifying new ways of delivering legal education and new approaches that could deliver education more broadly. It also explores the growing issue of stress and wellbeing among law students and academics 

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Interested in a PhD in Law?

Browse our postgraduate research degrees – including PhDs and MPhils – at our Law postgraduate research degrees page.