Research institutes

Institute for Globalization and International Regulation

The Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation (IGIR) is an interdisciplinary research institute based at Maastricht University's Faculty of Law. The mission of the institute is to conduct research, to offer courses and seminars and to advise on the role of international regulation in addressing problems and challenges resulting from the process of economic globalisation.


IGIR's research examines the policy, economic, and legal structures and processes through which the international economic system is regulated, focusing on the role that emerging economies such as India, China and Brazil play in the re-ordering of international regulation. To that end, IGIR collaborates with partners in emerging economies and recruits Fellows and PhDs from these regions.

The IGIR research group focuses on the concept of “Trust in Trade”, which serves as an overarching focal point to address the regulation of Global Markets and the role that national, regional and international actors and institutions play in this regard.

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IGIR blogs

  • This week I am having the pleasure of attending the 2019 BIO International Convention hosted in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The biggest global event of its kind, this international convention brings together stakeholders from across the biotechnologies. Whether it be from the health, agricultural...

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  • Copyright protection in various artistic fields is already recognized and respected, however in comedy and stand-up performances, the question remains as to whether a comedian can be inspired by another comedian by appropriating and translating a part of his sketch.

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