The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is the foremost independent research and discussion body in the United Kingdom in its field, and one of the leading such bodies in the world. BIICL was created over 60 years ago as an independent research body and charity committed to the understanding, development and practical application of international and comparative law, and the rule of law. Through its high quality legal research, its diverse range of events, training, seminars and conferences and its world-renowned publications, it is at the forefront of research and discussions on contemporary issues of international and comparative law.
The Bingham Centre
The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (Bingham Centre) is a specialist centre within BIICL, dedicated to rule of law issues.
The Institute enhances its research activities through three specialist discussion and working groups within BIICL, called Forums, which cover the areas of Competition Law, Investment Treaty Law, Product Liability Law and Business and Human Rights.
The Forums bring together those with a serious engagement in these areas, including solicitors, barristers, in-house counsel, policy advisers, lobbyists, academics, government officials, regulators and international officials.
Each Forum provides a secure opportunity to share experiences and exchange opinions, contribute to policy initiatives, and promote research in these important areas of law and practice.
Each Forum is headed by a Director who is a senior academic and practitioner in the field.