Through research, consultancy and training, IBRU seeks to facilitate enhanced understanding of border areas, contribute to the peaceful resolution of boundary disputes, and engage with broader geographic questions concerning the changing nature of sovereignty, territory, citizenship, and the political organisation of space.
Since its founding as the International Boundaries Research Unit in 1989, IBRU has been the world’s leading research centre on international boundary making and dispute resolution, creating impact through the services it provides to the public and private sectors. Today, IBRU brings together work in international boundary law with the geographic study of borders and bordering in the 21st century.
IBRU is part of the Geography Department at Durham University.
- Gas field discoveries increase stakes in Mediterranean maritime border dispute
- Kenya objects to Somalia’s boundary dispute case at the International Court of Justice
- Ghana files statement of case against Cote d’Ivoire at the ITLOS
- International Court of Justice to take on Bolivia-Chile dispute
Department of Geography
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 1961
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 1962
Forthcoming training workshops
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOPS 2015
Archive Research for Boundary Dispute Resolution 26-28 October 2015, London, UK
Defining, Delimiting and Managing the Outer Continental Shelf NEW DATE TBC, Washington DC