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.
- Court decision on South China Sea favours the Philippines claims
- Egyptian court rejects president’ decision to hand control of two islands to Saudi Arabia
- Tensions diminish in Senegal-Gambia border dispute
- International Court of Justice to determine jurisdiction of Court in Kenya-Somalia maritime boundary dispute
Department of Geography
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 1965
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 1962
Professional training workshops in 2016
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOPS
14-16 November 2016, Dubai, UAE
20-22 March 2017, The Hague, Netherlands