The Perelman Center for Legal Philosophy has been recognized as a reference Research Center by the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique.
The collective research lead by the Perelman Center for Legal Philosophy of the Université Libre de Bruxelles aims to analyse and develop, in a multidisciplinary perspective, a theoretical model of legal globalization.
Taking into account the obsolete character of legal theories based on sovereignty and the theory of sources, this research is organized on two complementary pillars of investigations.
The first pillar is contemporary and tries to explain the underlying rationale of the development of law, including international human rights law, with respect to the challenges of globalization.
The second pillar of research is based on the history of legal and political philosophy. It utilizes the intellectual resources handed down by the philosophical tradition in order to design a model of the global law.
In addition to the long-time support of the FNRS, the research conducted by the Perelman Centre is now also supported by European funding as well as funding obtained recently from the 7th Framework Programme of the Commission.