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Faculty of Law

Centre of International Law and Siyar (CILAS)

CILAS is the fhe first Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Law, UKM.


To become a multi-disciplinary centre of excellence with a focus on legal and international policy and Siyar* in Malaysia, ASEAN and the Muslim countries.


  • To support the role of UKM as a research university with excellence in the field oflaw and international relations.
  • To support UKM in key result areas, in particular KRA 2 (High Impact Research and Innovation), KRA 3 (Strategic Relations and Partnerships) and KRA 5 (Strategic and Intensive Wealth Generation).
  • To become a channel and forum of cooperation programs and foreign aid to the government of developing countries, especially Muslim countries.
  • To become a reference centre in helping Malaysia and other countries in policy formation and decision-making related to international affairs.
  • To provide programs of research, education, consulting and continuing education to meet the demands for expertise and empowerment among stakeholders, industry players, government and civil society at home and abroad.

* Islamic International Law.