Cardiff Law and Global Justice was stablished in 2016 within Cardiff University. It supports a lively research programme, including an international doctoral studies cohort, and delivers teaching on law and development and global justice at postgraduate and masters levels.

The Centre is home to a pathbreaking Transnational Pro-Bono Law Clinic working with human rights law firms and NGOs in the UK, India and East Africa. It hosts an annual series of conferences and lectures with leading international scholars. With a particular focus on the global south and informed by post and anti-colonial perspectives, the Centre fosters high quality research in law, justice and globalization. 

Cardiff Law and Global Justice is committed to engagement with southern scholars across the disciplines in this work, bringing their work to prominence among academic and policy circles in the UK and Europe.

The Centre’s work is a major focus for the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff. It collaborates closely with the School’s International Studies Research Unit and its Centre of Law and Society. 

It is a founding member of the Law and Development Research Network with partners at the Universities of Abo, Antwerp, Leiden, Tilburg, Warwick,  Berlin and The Hague. The Network runs an annual conference and PhD training workshop. Cardiff Law and Global Justice hosts the book series Law, Global Justice and Development (Edward Elgar) edited with network partners.


Credit University of Antwerp / Lani Fourie