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

Sept. 29, 2016, David Victor cited in The Washington Post, “Strong words make treaties more effective. So is the Paris climate accord worded too flexibly?”

Sept. 6, 2016, David Victor quoted in Climate Central, “Here's What China, U.S. Just Committed to on Climate”

July 22, 2016, David Victor cited in Vox, “Fact check: Donald Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention”

July 15, 2016, David Victor quoted in Inside Climate News, “Democrats Embrace Price on Carbon While Clinton Steers Clear of Carbon Tax”

July 8, 2016, David Victor featured on UCTV (video), “Why the Paris COP 21 Succeeded with David Victor”

July 2, 2015, David Victor quoted in The New York Times, “Hillary Clinton’s Ambitious Climate Change Plan Avoids Carbon Tax”