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

Jan. 25, 2017, David Victor cited in KPBS, “Debate Over Nuclear Waste Storage Could Change With New Administration”

Jan. 24, 2017, David Victor quoted in Bloomberg, “Trump's Climate Stance Threatens to Worsen China Relations”

Jan. 24, 2017, David Victor quoted in The Orange County Register, “A nuclear disposal plan may be closer for San Onofre, other sites”

Jan. 20, 2017, David Victor quoted in The Verge, “It's judges, not Trump, who will decide Obama's environmental legacy”

Jan. 19, 2017, David Victor quoted in PRI's The World, “As Trump takes office, India remains a question mark in international climate action”

Jan. 18, 2017, David Victor quoted in NBC, “How the Carbon XPrize is Turning Airborne Trash Into Treasure”

Jan. 15, 2017, David Victor quoted in The New York Times, “In Davos, Bracing for a Shifting US Stance on Climate Change”

Jan. 13, 2017, David Victor quoted in Vox, “Rex Tillerson wants a "seat at the table" for global climate talks. We have many questions.”

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