University of Graz

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

The Institute of International Law and International Relations is part of the Law Faculty of the University of Graz, Austria’s second largest university. It is engaged in research and teaching in international law and international relations for Austrian and incoming students. The research interests of staff members include the regional and universal protection of human rights and minorities, the role of democracy in international law, international humanitarian law and humanitarian action, the right to self-determination, development co-operation, international criminal law, ius ad bellum, ius in bellum and ius post bellum, human security, the right to education, the law of combating terrorism, the right of asylum, refugee and migration law etc. The Institute contributes actively to TEMPUS and EU-founded projects and international student exchange programmes. It cooperates closely with the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, hosts the Human Security Focus Group, is part of HUMANITARIANET and the European Doctorate Enhancement in Peace and Conflict Studies (EDEN) and plays an active role in the European Master’s Degree on Human Rights and Democratisation (Venice) and the European Regional Master in Democracy and Human Rights in South-East Europe (Sarajevo).

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