The Oxford Institute for Law, Ethics and Armed Conflict (ELAC) is an interdisciplinary research programme based at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. It seeks to understand and strengthen law, norms and institutions to restrain, regulate and prevent armed conflict. It brings together researchers, academics and practitioners in areas such as International Law, International Relations and Philosophy. ELAC’s mission is to propose a framework of rules and practices that can drive legal and policy reforms on various aspects of armed conflict. Our research activities address issues ranging from conflict and atrocity prevention, the use of armed force, the conduct of hostilities, post-conflict governance and peacebuilding and transitional justice.
Live Now - As part of the 2022 #EradicateHate Global Summit, our Deputy Director @FDalessandra is discussing the Creation of the Global Evidence Locker to advance judicial accountability for hate crimes and genocide. You can watch the event here: Read More
Check out our research fellow @tdesouzadias’ option paper on why & how any future peace settlement between Russia & Ukraine 🇷🇺🇺🇦 should address information operations, incl propaganda, dis/misinfo, malinformation & online hate speech 👇 Read More
On 13 June, our Deputy Director @FDalessandra joined @RichardGowan1 and @samdaws to discuss what prospects for UN Reform exist in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and a gridlocked UN Security Council. You can now watch the event here 👉 Read More
Our Post-doc @priya_urs was cited last week in the declaration by Judge Kreß as part of The Gambia vs Myanmar provisional measures judgment. Her @LJIL_Leiden article looks at the procedural implications of a right of standing for states other than injured states at the Court. Read More