Institute of Commonwealth Studies

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies sits at the crossroads of research, policy, human rights practice and international relations. Its vision is that people around the world, including throughout the modern Commonwealth, live in societies grounded in democracy, human rights and the rule of law. It is home to the Human Rights Consortium which promotes inter-disciplinary research in human rights globally.

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Relaunch of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies

On 25 April 2024, the School of Advanced Study hosted a relaunch event and reception for the Institute of Commonwealth Studies on its 75th Anniversary, in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal Chancellor of the University of London.

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