Centre for International Courts & Tribunals

Centre for International Courts & Tribunals




As a part of PICT, the Centre at UCL addresses the legal, institutional and financial issues arising from the increase in the number of international courts and tribunals and the growing number of cases before these courts. The Centre’s overall mission is to provide a forum to promote ideas that contribute toward more effective, equitable and efficient delivery of international justice. The activities of the Centre contribute to the full range of PICT activities, including:

  • Disseminating information on international judicial bodies and international initiatives to promote the rule of law, in particular through the News section of the PICT web site;
  • Research into policy, legal and operational issues in the administration of international justice in the twenty-first century, such as the composition and independence of the international bench;
  • Training of lawyers, especially from developing countries, in the functioning of international courts and tribunals, both through regional and international training courses.
  • Teaching on the LLM offered by the Faculty of Law at UCL, and providing doctoral supervision and post-doctoral placements.
  • Promoting dialogue and exchange of experience on and among international judicial bodies on policy and operational issues, through conferences, colloquia and seminars.
  • Providing technical assistance, as appropriate, on matters related to the work of international judicial bodies.