On this page, you will find our publications on international affairs. Topics include international relations, trade and Wales’ international obligations.
Wales, devolution and international obligations
Wales has international obligations. These are duties and commitments which the UK has agreed, or rules which apply universally. International obligations are commonly found in written agreements (“treaties”) between states or international organisations.
Parliamentary pioneers? Treaty scrutiny at the Senedd
Treaties are usually binding legal texts between states or international organisations. Probably the most familiar type of international law, their variety is “almost infinite”... This article explains how the Senedd’s pioneering approach contributes to treaty scrutiny in the UK.
How is Wales meeting the needs of Ukrainian refugees?
It is nearly six months since Russia invaded Ukraine. During this time nearly six million Ukrainian refugees have been displaced across Europe. This article builds on our previous article about Wales’ response to the crisis and draws on the Senedd’s Local Government and Housing Committee’s inquiry into housing Ukrainian refugees.