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International Law and Policy Institute
ILPI is an independent institute working on global challenges with an approach based on the integration of law and social sciences, and on bridging the gap between academia and politics.
With several decades’ experience of field missions, teaching and academic publication, ILPI is renowned for its expertise in international human rights law (norms, mechanisms, and implementation). With similar insight in processes of governance and democratization, ILPI delivers concrete advice for sustainable solutions to a wide range of clients.
Politics, Accountability and Conflict
In areas including political and conflict analysis, peace and reconciliation processes, post-conflict reconstruction, humanitarian disarmament, and access to justice, ILPI’s team combine broad academic and operational expertise. ILPI has worked extensively on mapping, tracking and analysis of conflict and with interventions aimed at restoring peace.
ILPI’s expertise includes treaty law, environmental law, anti-corruption law, international criminal law, the law of armed conflict and arms- and disarmament law. Based on decades of experience, our competence also includes peace settlements, constitutional law and legal frameworks for terror and terror financing.
Arms and Disarmament
ILPI has extensive competence in identifying and analysing humanitarian, developmental, and legal challenges related to weapons and their use. Our experience includes the development and implementation of policies, programmes and legal frameworks at international and domestic levels.
Democracy and Governance
Aiming to achieve stability, prevent conflict and reach development outcomes, ILPI offers research and advice in post-conflict processes, institution building and democratic governance. ILPI has broad expertise in political economy analysis, governance assessment, anti-corruption, aid management, civil society and accountability.
Economics and Policy Analysis
Building on tools from multiple disciplines, ILPI offers innovative and insightful analyses of public policies in areas as varied as development, employment, welfare and social security and disaster risk management. ILPI develops methodologies and carries out assessments in all phases of monitoring and evaluation projects.
ILPI applies mixed methods approaches and delivers research, policy advice, and concrete recommendations. Topics covered include women’s rights and equality, economic participation and empowerment, men’s and sexual minorities’ rights, gender based violence, and women, peace and security.