GLARGLOBAL LAW AT READING (GLAR) is one of the largest groups of expert staff researching and teaching global law of any university within the UK. As Reading’s research hub for public international law, EU law and human rights law it has a proud international reputation for research excellence in these areas.

Our academic staff publish leading works in these fields and many are heavily engaged in policy and practice in both the UK and overseas. GLAR also has a thriving postgraduate research community and a major seminar series – the Ghandhi Research Seminar Series – which attracts internationally-renowned external speakers from around the world and releases a regular (free) podcast. GLAR also hosts the Reading portion of the annual Axis of Protection seminar series, a joint series between the Universities of Reading, Exeter and Durham on international law, refugee law and human rights.



Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne




From its inception GLAR has built on its flourishing relationships with legal practice, with NGOs and with international organisations, as well as its world-class expertise in the areas of public international law and human rights, to provide specialised LLM programmes that cover diverse areas including the international protection of human rights, the regulation of armed conflict, the protection of refugees, and the regulation of international trade and investment. These programmes are supported by research and networking opportunities, giving its students valuable experience vital to their future careers.

In addition, GLAR is delighted also to offer an LLM/MSc/PG Certificate/PG Diploma in Global Crisis, Conflict and Disaster Management. Expected to appeal especially to early and mid-career law and non-law professionals, the programme examines the role and significance of global (i.e. national, regional and international) law and policy across the spectrum of crises, conflicts and disasters, whether ‘human-made’ and/or ‘natural’ in origin. To make the programme more accessible to many working within the relevant sectors, a 10% discount off all fees is available to all applicants currently or recently employed by an NGO, or who will commence NGO employment within 3 calendar months of graduating from the programme.

For an informal discussion about GLAR’s Master’s programmes please contact Dr Marie Aronsson-Storrier, Programme Director of the Global Law LLMs (


Name Research Focus
Dr Cosmas Anyakudo Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance and Sustainability; Globalisation and the Development of Emerging Economies
Dr Marie Aronsson-Storrier Public International Law; Law and Disasters
Dr Saeed Bagheri Public International Law
Dr Alison Bisset International Human Rights Law
Professor Rosa Freedman International Human Rights Law
Professor Chris Hilson Environmental Law; Climate Law
Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne Public International Law
Dr Nora Honkala Feminist theory; Refugee Law; Human Rights Law
Dr Beatrice Krebs Comparative and International Criminal Law
Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne Public International Law; Forced Migration; Human Rights
Dr Stephen Samuel International Law; Legal Philosophy
Professor Michael Schmitt International Cyber Law; Use of Force; Humanitarian Law
Dr Anne Thies EU External Relations Law; Foreign Relations Law; Gender Equality
Dr Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler Human Rights Law; Citizenship & Electoral Rights; International Refugee Law; International Humanitarian Law