SOAS University of London

Colonialism, Empire and International Law

Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law

Building on SOAS’s unique remit to develop research on the global south the Centre for the study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law (CCEIL) is a hub for inter-disciplinary collaboration and research on public international law and its historical and contemporary relationship to colonialism and empire.  

The Centre collaborates with scholars in international law and other disciplines, and regularly invites speakers from the governmental and the non-governmental sectors, from private practice, and from the Arts and Archives to participate in its plenary events series: Critical Conversations; Afternoon Teas; and the Student Salon. CCEIL is also (together with the LSE) the institutional home of the London Review of International Law

Our post-graduate community is at the heart of the Centre. One of the primary aims in establishing the Centre was to provide an institutional space for collaboration between faculty and students, and to develop a research culture within the post-graduate student body. PhD students together with Masters students enrolled in the International Law programme or courses play a pivotal role in shaping the Centre’s research and other activities: hosting the Student Salon; assisting with CCEIL’s events; and participating in the International Law Master Class or the PhD Colloquium in Critical International Law.

London Review of International Law website

For the latest Issue on 'International criminal justice on/and Film' and Nathaniel Berman's review essay of Linn Normand's, Demonization in International Politics: A Barrier to Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict click here.

International Law and the Cold War is a ground-breaking international research project that seeks to reframe the way we think about the relationship between international law and the complex historical phenomenon known as the Cold War. Led by CCEIL Director Professor Matthew Craven (SOAS) together with Professors Sundhya Pahuja (Melbourne Law School) and Gerry Simpson (London School of Economics) the project curates a vibrant international research network of over thirty established and emerging scholars drawn from the disciplines of law, history and international relations.