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

Feb. 27, 2019, David Victor cited in Inverse, "DeepMind Wind Predictions: 4 Ways A.I. Is Saving the Environment Right Now"

Feb. 13, 2019, David Victor cited in MIT Technology Review, "This alarmingly simple hack could let anyone tinker with the climate"

Feb. 6, 2019, David Victor cited in Orlando Weekly, "Florida will bear the brunt of climate change. Why do we keep voting for lawmakers without a plan?"

Feb. 4, 2019, David Victor featured on KPBS Midday Edition (podcast), "Report: Climate Change May Hit States That Voted For Trump The Hardest"

Feb. 4, 2019, David Victor quoted in The San Diego Union Tribune, "States that voted for Trump to be hardest hit by climate change — as concerns over warming surge"

Feb. 1, 2019, David Victor cited in Science Magazine, "News at a glance: Climate harms red states"

Jan. 31, 2019, David Victor quoted in PBS News Hour, "Trump’s tweets about the polar vortex could be a warmup for 2020"

Jan. 31, 2019, David Victor research cited in CBS News, "Climate change skeptics live where its effects are hurting economy most: study"

Jan. 30, 2019, David Victor quoted in, "Ironically, Republican states will be hit hardest by climate change"

Jan. 29, 2019, David Victor authored in Brookings Institution, "How the geography of climate damage could make the politics less polarizing"

Jan. 29, 2019, Emilie Hafner-Burton cited in OpenGlobalRights (blog), "UN standard-setting continues apace"