The Oxford University OBOR Institute focuses on the socio-legal issues arising from China's OBOR Initiative. The Institute will be the global hub for research, teaching, professional training, problem-solving, and policy guidance in relation to OBOR. We will work in close collaboration with other institutions within Oxford University, including the Faculty of Law.
Objectives of the Institute
Among the issues arising from OBOR are:
coordinating the legal and regulatory response of more than seventy nations
developing common understandings and principles on a range of substantive legal subjects, including: trade and commerce, finance and investment, regulation and administration, cultural heritage and environment, maritime and logistics, employment and consumer protection, etc.
creating shared regulatory systems on the above areas of law and policy
understanding and coordinating new areas, such as e-commerce, cross-border transactions, dispute resolution, and private and public international law
designing new institutions and structures necessary for coordination and collaboration of more than seventy nations
facilitating common standards for courts, tribunals, and similar bodies across the participating nations
encouraging the diffusion of, and, where opportune, the fusion of, different legal cultures and traditions
advancing ideas and understanding of global governance and administration in relation to OBOR
studying the socio-legal dimensions of OBOR to help ensure effective laws and institutions