• 2019 - 2021

    Initial Research for an Indicative Text

    Based on IFIT’s experience in negotiation and mediation, substantive research as well as expert consultations and interviews were undertaken in the inception phase of the Initiative around the question of the role of international law in conflict resolution. This resulted in a preliminary indicative text for the Peace Treaty that formed the basis for a first round of global consultations and further research.

  • 2021 - 2022

    Yale Law School’s Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic

    This research exercise resulted in an annotated text that touched upon substantive elements within the indicative text of the proposed treaty. It helped consolidate the later proposed Draft Articles.

  • 2021 - 2022

    University College London (UCL) - Public International Law (PIL) Probono Project

    This pro bono project resulted in key insights and questions about the scope of non-international armed conflicts and non-state armed actors, as well as the scope of a presumption of conformity with international law.

  • 2023-2024

    Stanford Law School

    During two consecutive semesters, seven Stanford Law students participating in this pro bono project conducted research on key questions about incentives under international law, domestic reception of treaties, and evolving practices on the use of Chapter VI and VII of the UN Charter for the refinement of the Draft Articles.

  • 2023-2024

    WilmerHale LLP

    This research exercise resulted in a suggested revision of key articles regarding the dispute resolution mechanism under the lens of international arbitration law.