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Benefits of the Rules-Based International Order?

BIICL has undertaken a research project discussing the possible benefits of the Rules-Based International Order (RBIO).

The concept of 'rules-based international order' (RBIO) refers to a system in which countries adhere to established norms, treaties, and agreements to govern their interactions. It seeks to establish a fair, just, open, and predictable system of governance on the global stage. In regions often characterized by diverse cultures, histories, and socio-economic challenges, the pursuit of RBIO is crucial for fostering stability, promoting human rights, and facilitating sustainable development. 

The project aims (i) to discuss the meaning of the RBIO concept and its relationship with Public International Law, and (ii) spell out the reasons/conditions when such an order is beneficial, taking the African region as a case study. Through an analysis of the relevant Public International Law framework, we explore RBIO's impact on conflict resolution, trade, human rights, and climate change, contributing to the discourse on shaping an inclusive global order.

Research team: Dr Julinda Beqiraj, Maurice Wohl Senior Fellow in European Law (Bingham Centre of the Rule of Law), Iris Anastasiadou, Researcher in Public International Law (BIICL), and Kristin Hausler, Dorset Senior Fellow in Public International Law and Director, Centre for International Law (BIICL).

For further information, please contact Dr Julinda Beqiraj.

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