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The ICWS is the only postgraduate academic institution in the United Kingdom devoted to the study of the Commonwealth and its member states. It is also home to the longest-running interdisciplinary and practice-orientated human rights programme in the UK. In addition to its established historical research, the ICWS focuses on current challenges confronting Commonwealth states and societies, providing evidence-based policy recommendations to contemporary problems.
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Institute staff are specialists in a variety of fields such as Human Rights, Refugee Law, the history of the decolonisation and the contemporary Commonwealth.
We offer MAs in Human Rights and the histories of the modern world and research degrees (MPhil/PhD) enabling students to progress further in their careers
The Institute has established a project to examine the challenges and pressures affecting journalistic freedom across the Commonwealth.
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