CPICL runs the following programs:

Legal Pluralism Program

coloured umbrellas forming a roof The Legal Pluralism Program  comprises of a plan of collaborative projects in the fields of comparative law and legal pluralism.


Cultural Heritage Law Program

statue underwaterThe cultural heritage law program explores the interface between law and cultural heritage. It covers as wide a scope as the term cultural heritage implies, from the tangible to the intangible, addressing the philosophical and contextual framework that shapes and gives content to the notion of cultural heritage.

Cartel Program

close up photo of the Monopoly board game, with the car placed on Chance.The Cartel Program is the first CPICL program in the area of comparative competition law. It investigates differences between cartel regimes in Australia, the European Union (‘EU’) and the United States of America (‘US’).


Korean Law Program

A Seoul pedestrian walkway at dusk. UQ Law, with the support of the Korean Ministry of Justice, welcomes prosecutors and judges from the Republic of Korea (ROK) with the objective of conducting research on topics of importance to South Korea and to Australia. 

Disability Human Rights Program

metal cubes spelling out Human RightsThe UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has transformed how disability has been approached by international human rights law and CPICL fellows focus on advancing this agenda with research and operationally focused outcomes.

Indonesian Law Program

Traditional Indonesian puppets.This Indonesian Law Program is designed to highlight seminal issues in Indonesia’s legal system – its laws, important legal institutions, legal culture, Sharia and civil law.