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. 

News and Announcements

Dec. 12, 2018, David Victor authored for Brookings Institution, "Priorities for climate change action after COP 24"

Dec. 6, 2018, David Victor featured in PBS News Hour, "Are the goals of the Paris Accord slipping out of reach?"

Dec. 6, 2018, David Victor featured in UC San Diego News, "Switching to a Home Battery Won’t Help Save the World from Climate Change"

Dec. 5, 2018, David Victor authored in Nature, "Global warming will happen faster than we think"

Nov. 29, 2018, David Victor featured in Brookings Institution, "Highlights: The new dynamics of global energy and climate"

Oct. 31, 2018, David Victor featured in Brookings Institution, "Highlights: An energy industry view on moving toward a lower carbon future"

Sept. 10, 2018, David Victor authored in Brookings Institution, “Around the halls: Climate experts explain what to watch at this week’s Global Climate Action Summit”

Aug. 5, 2018, David Victor featured in UC San Diego New on "Still Time to Act: Impending Disasters Could Spur Progress Mitigating Climate Change"

July 2018, Emilie M. Hafner-Burton's paper "Protecting Workers Abroad and Industries at Home: Rights-based Conditionality in Trade Preference Programs" appears in the Journal of Conflict Resolution.

June 13, 2018, David Victor authored in Brookings Institution, “Will Mexican energy reform survive political transition?”