As part of its mission, ELAC has established the Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security (IPS) to look beyond the threshold of armed conflict and contribute to our collective understanding of other forms of organised violence that threaten our international peace and stability.
The programme aims to provide a space for research on the critical challenges facing the law, norms and institutions affecting the maintenance and enforcement of international peace and global security. IPS focuses equally on normative and strategic questions, as well as operational and tactical issues, with an eye to balancing individual rights and collective security needs.
In the context of our research, we engage with a range of stakeholders which include regional and international bodies, as well as domestic institutions with competence in foreign relations, defence, intelligence and other relevant fields. We also constitute a hub for the study of public policy leadership and particularly individual contributions to normative and political theory.
Policy Brief, Oxford Programme for International Peace and Security, January 2023 Read more
Policy Brief, Oxford Programme for International Peace and Security, November 2022 Read more
Policy Paper, Stimson Center, July 2022 Read more
Operationalizing Obligations to Prevent Mass Atrocities: Proposing Atrocity Impact Assessments as Due Diligence Best Practice
Journal Article, Journal of Human Rights Practice, July 2022 Read more
Anchoring Accountability for Mass Atrocities – The Permanent Support Needed to Fulfil International Investigative Mandates
Policy Brief, Oxford Programme for International Peace and Security, July 2022 Read more
Written Evidence, Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security, May 2022 Read more
IPS Policy Engagement