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Law and Global Justice (LGJ)

 Law and Global Justice (LGJ)


Law and Global Justice at Durham (LGJD), a research cluster based in Durham Law School, provides a forum for the development and dissemination of legal research with an international, transnational, or global dimension. It also provides a home for inter-disciplinary or multi-disciplinary research that relates to wider debates over global justice. The cluster, primarily composed of academics and postgraduate researchers within Durham Law School, is increasingly expanding to include participants from across the University whose research and scholarship has a global dimension and touches on the role of law on that global plane.


Law and Global Justice at Durham is an inclusive research group that promotes and supports a broad range of research interests on all areas falling within its scope. Its members aim to make innovative contributions to legal scholarship with an international, transnational or global dimension; they also provide consultancy and expertise to governments, international organisations, non-governmental organisations and institutes, and other actors.

Topics of current interest to members of the cluster include: the nature and form of the international legal system; globalisation and development, with all the challenges to the world's ecosystem these entail; the management and prevention of conflicts and the rebuilding of post-conflict societies, the place of individuals, communities and States in a normatively decentralised world. Members of the cluster also conduct research on wider philosophical questions as to the nature of global justice, the quest for inter-generational equity, and the ability of law to regulate and manage power at the international level. In collaboration with other University centres and institutes, in particular the Durham Global Policy Institute, the Durham Centre for Borders Research and the Durham Global Security Institute, members of Law and Global Justice at Durham are developing an ambitious and multifaceted research agenda and have recently launched an LL.M in International Law and Governance.


For 2018-2019, Law and Global Justice will be led by the following individuals:

Professor Aoife O'Donoghue and Dr Henry Jones (Convenors)