Support Us

The Institute has been promoting the rule of law in international affairs for more than 50 years. We need support to continue to play a leading role in stimulating debate, providing authoritative practical research and setting legal standards internationally.
The Institute seeks to build sustainable income to enable it to:

Attract the highest level of scholarship

  • Recruit senior researchers of the highest calibre
  • Encourage talented junior researchers at the outset of their careers

Generate new activities

  • Provide appropriate training courses for officials around the world
  • Provide short courses and summer schools
  • Promote awareness of our work and encourage partnerships

Development Campaign

The institute is also currently seeking funds to support two innovative new projects, The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and the Watts Fellowship.

Since it was announced in 2008, the Bingham Appeal raised a substantial amount in donations and pledge. In order for these projects to continue, though, they must be properly funded. If you wish to support this appeal and make a profound and prolonged contribution to these exciting new developments, please donate online or download a donation form.

The Bingham Centre

As a charity, the Centre relies solely on grants and donations from a variety of sources. It has had extensive support from the legal community, trusts and companies and we are delighted to have raised nearly £2.25m in the First Phase of the Appeal which has enabled us to establish and launch the Centre.

The Bingham Development Board, chaired by Guy Morton and Guy Beringer will build on this significant achievement, to raise sufficient capital funds to support the longer-term sustainability of the Centre.

To that end, the Centre, is looking to double its initial resources to at least £5m by 2015, with the aspiration to achieve overall resources of £10m over the longer term. This will fund both the Centre's growing global network of talented research fellows and a significant portfolio of applied research projects.

Click here to watch the Institute's interview with Lord Bingham, in which he discusses the rule of law with Joshua Rozenberg.

The Watts Fellowship

Areas of law that the Watts Senior Research Fellow may be involved through research and organisations of events are:

  • Damages in International Law: to identify and clarify the detailed rules that govern the basis on which awards of compensation are made under many areas of international law
  • Evidence before International Courts and Tribunals: to enable a fully comparative and comprehensive analysis of the rules and practicies of evidence
  • Comparative International Law: to explore the differing aspects of international law across the world

There are several ways you can give:
If you are a US Donor and wish to support us, you can donate online via the American Fund for Charities button (left) and recommend that your donation be given as a grant to The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (AFC 916). Or print and complete this form and send with your donation. For more information please click here.