Institute of Commonwealth Studies

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.

Forthcoming online event - Collapsing South Africa?, 23 March 2023

Hear from speakers Martin Plaut, Adam Habib and Justice Malala at this seminar which considers the current state of South Africa.

Trends in International Criminal Justice and the Commonwealth recording

Watch incoming ICWS Director Kingsley Abbott's speak at our recent event

Kingsley Abbott announced as the new Director of the ICwS

Sign up for the ICwS monthly newsletter

Our monthly news update covers what's going on and what's coming up at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.