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McCoubrey Centre for International Law

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The McCoubrey Centre for International Law was set up in memory of the late Professor Hilaire McCoubrey with the aim of promoting a better understanding of international law, which encompasses higher standards of humanity, ecology, democracy, peace, sustainability and fairness. Professor McCoubrey taught in the Law School for a number of years and his vision is still present in the current LLM programmes and our internationally regarded research.

The McCoubrey Centre wishes to highlight an important call by the AHRI for the EU to take steps to address the refugee crisis.

Professor Richard Barnes, McCoubrey Centre Director, will be speaking at the Frontex: Legal Questions and Current Controversies conference on the 27th November 2015. The conference has been organised by former McCoubrey Centre member, Professor Matthew Happold.


The Centre acts as a focus for the world-class research activities of staff and research students.  It currently supports research in the following areas:


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