Showcasing the latest research results coming out of the Global Governance Centre and beyond, , including scholarly publications, book launches, and report releases.

Injecting Optimism back into the UN Human Rights Regime: The Power of Transnational Lawmaking Coalitions

By Nina Reiners – How can UN institutions ensure a future for human rights in a changing world? Based on her recent book, Nina Reiners positions transnational lawmaking coalitions (TLCs) as key to understanding how UN human rights treaty bodies change and advance international law beyond the state-led adoption of new treaty commitments.

Trade and Labour: Friends, Foes, or Frenemies?

By Maria Mexi & Andrew Silva – Exceptional events, like the Covid-19 pandemic, and broader trends, like the acceleration of new technologies and growth of trade in services, are raising further questions about the relationship between trade and labour. This piece revisits our understanding of and the possible institutional mechanisms to forge positive linkages between trade and labour.

Where is the ILO going with the Centenary Declaration?

By Velibor Jakovleski – The ILO’s Centenary Declaration seeks a reinvigorated role for the organization in the global governance of work. But it could end up as just another example of compromised adaptation to rapidly changing circumstances.

On the path(s) to international legal change

By Nina Teresa Kiderlin, Pedro José Martinez Esponda & Dorothea Endres – Challenging the common narratives of legal change, the PATHS project investigates the different pathways through which stability and change travel in the international legal order.

The Entanglement of Global Legal Order

By Francesco Corradini & Lucy Lu Reimers – New tools are required to understand the complex normative interactions through which the global legal order is being constructed.