The Laboratory on International Law and Regulation (ILAR) explores when and why laws actually work, and looks across an array of issues from environment and energy to human rights, trade and security.

About ILAR

Among scholars, this question of when and why international laws work has triggered a lively debate that ILAR strives to help settle with better theories and evidence. For policymakers, ILAR helps craft more effective treaties to solve global problems, such as insecure energy supplies and clearing barriers to international trade of goods and services. It is located at UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy. 

ILAR in the News

Nov. 22, 2016, David Victor quoted in The San Diego Union-Tribune, “Will San Onofre's waste wind up at Yucca Mountain?”

Nov. 17, 2016, David Victor quoted in CityLab, “How Much Damage Could Trump Do to U.S. Climate Policy?”

Nov. 17, 2016, David Victor cited in San Clemente Times, “Nuclear Power Plant Panel Addresses Next Three Years”

Nov. 15, 2016, David Victor cited in Vox, “Here's how Obama's trying to persuade Trump not to abandon the Paris climate deal”

Nov. 15, 2016, David Victor cited in The New York Times, “Probing Worst-Case Environmental Outcomes Under Trump and the G.O.P.”

Nov. 14, 2016, David Victor cited in Vox, “Most people are wildly underestimating what Trump's win will mean for the environment”

Nov. 14, 2016, David Victor authored article for MIT Technology Review, “How Bad Will Trump Be for Climate Policy?”

Nov. 11, 2016, David Victor authored article or Yale Environment 360, “What a Trump Win Means For the Global Climate Fight”

Nov. 11, 2016, David Victor quoted in KPBS, “Feelings Run High At Panel Monitoring Decommissioning Of San Onofre”

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