The Centre for Conflict, Rule of Law and Society (CRoLS) brings together law academics at Bournemouth University engaging in interdisciplinary research into and scholarship around Conflict, the Rule of Law and the role of legal regulation in our Society. These central themes pervade the academic work and research outputs of this group.
Conflict: On the global stage, our research covers Terrorism, Hybrid Threats and Warfare within their respective legal context of public international law, international human rights, humanitarian and criminal law as well as transitional justice. New emerging fields of research include Information Operations and the use of Mass Media as part of influence operations. On the domestic side, we are concerned with conflict in a variety of contexts ranging from crime, terrorism, cyber attacks on the infrastructure, the environment, healthcare and public sector service provision.
Rule of Law and Society: The centre has an established interest in and research experience in relation to public law, legal history and the regulation of corporations, health care and the environment. Once again, our research has both a domestic and international dimension.
Researchers within the group have attracted funding in the past from the SLSA, NATO, Swedish Defence College, the South African Department of Defence, Rijksbanken Sweden, British Academy and Nuffield Foundation.