| Project Rationale
The Project on International Courts and Tribunals (PICT) was jointly established in 1997 by the Center on International Cooperation (CIC), New York University, and the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD). Since 2002 PICT is a joint undertaking of CIC, and the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals, University College London.
The Centre for International Courts and Tribunals, UCL
The Centre on International Courts and Tribunals was established at the Faculty of Laws, University College London (UCL), in 2002. It serves as the London home of the Project on International Courts and Tribunals (PICT).
It is against this context that PICT and the Centre have the following aims and objectives:
• to facilitate access to and transparency in the work of international courts and tribunals;
• to enhance the effectiveness of international courts and tribunals;
• to promote greater knowledge about international courts and tribunals; and
• to promote international peace through international justice and rule of law.
The Center on International Cooperation
The Center on International Cooperation, established at New York University in 1996, promotes policy research and international consultations on multilateral responses to transnational problems. Working with officials of government and intergovernmental agencies, as well as corporate and civil society leaders, the Center seeks to clarify the political, legal and institutional foundations of effective international cooperation, including the appropriateness and feasibility of alternative sources of financing. The Center intends these efforts to produce practical policy recommendations, and to increase the public understanding necessary to implement and sustain essential multilateral activities.
Currently, the Center's work focuses on five thematic areas:
• New Dimensions of Multilateralism
• International Justice
• Humanitarian Assistance
• Economic and Social Development
• Conflict Prevention, Recovery and Peacebuilding