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

April 5, 2018, Emilie Hafner-Burton receives the 44th Chancellor’s Associates Faculty Excellence Award, UC San Diego News

April 2, 2018, David Victor cited in The San Diego Union-Tribune, “Leaking canisters at San Onofre are serious concern

March 29, 2018, David Victor quoted in KPBS, “As San Onofre’s Radioactive Waste Goes Underground, Opponents Search For Alternatives”

March 23, 2018, David Victor quoted in Science Magazine, “Vaclav Smil looks to history for the future of energy. What he sees is sobering.”

March 24, 2018, David Victor quoted in The San Diego Union-Tribune, “Work ceased for 10 days at San Onofre after loose bolt was discovered in radioactive waste container”

March 23, 2018, David Victor quoted in The Orange County Register, “Design flaw may lurk in nuclear waste canisters buried at San Onofre”

March 15, 2018, David Victor authored in Brookings Institution (blog), “Tsunamis of innovation are shaking the energy industry”

March 15, 2018, David Victor quoted in KPBS, “Edison Names Panel Of San Onofre Nuclear Waste Advisors”

March 14, 2018, David Victor quoted in BuzzFeed News, “Trump’s State Department Shake-Up Could Have Big Implications For Climate Change”

March 8, 2018, David Victor cited in Brown Political Review, “Crisis in Cape Town”

March 1, 2018, David Victor authored report in Brookings Institution, “Undiplomatic action: A practical guide to the new politics and geopolitics of climate change”

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