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The Lauterpacht Centre is situated to the west of the city centre, close to the Faculty of Law and University Library in two adjoining Victorian houses at No. 5 and No. 7 (Bahrain House) Cranmer Road.

The Centre has its own conference facilities and library, a variety of office and meeting spaces, accommodation and kitchens for use by visitors in both buildings and is surrounded by beautiful gardens.

As part of the University of Cambridge, the Centre also benefits from the university’s extensive network of resources and electronic research tools, which can be accessed via a Centre workstation or via the Centre’s wireless network.


The Centre has its own libraries - the Old Library and the Finley Library at no 5 Cranmer Road. They include unique collections of pleadings and other documents from international litigation of interest to scholars and practitioners alike. The collection is supplemented by regular donations of books.

The Centre's collection is included on the on-line Cambridge University Libraries Catalogue System.

Visitors are provided with a pre-authorized application form for the University Library and Squire Law Library, which maintains one of the largest legal collections (both printed and electronic) in the United Kingdom.

External researchers and members of the public may visit the Centre's libraries by prior approval and appointment.

Enquiries should be directed to or by calling the Centre's Reception on +44 1223 335 358.

Bahrain House, Lauterpacht Centre for International LawWith the addition of Bahrain House, the Centre is able to provide four ensuite bedrooms available to rent by visiting scholars. A large kitchen is shared by the residents of the House. Access to the Centre's spacious gardens and the convenience of being located close to the centre of Cambridge ensures that visitors have an enjoyable stay while in Cambridge.

Bahrain House is a popular and convenient place for visitors to stay during their research visits. Please email for information on accommodation availability and cost.

Photos of the Lauterpacht Centre and its facilities