The Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies aims to promote and facilitate critical and relevant research on key humanitarian issues. The centre serves as a hub for research and policy discussion, and features a national network of scholars working on humanitarian issues from outside the three core institutions. It also features an extensive network of international humanitarian scholars. The centre is a joint CMI, NUPI and PRIO initiative.

Recent blog posts

The humanitarian quest for accountability: Examining the role of UNHCR

May 23, 2016 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (UiO/PRIO) and Katja Lindskov Jacobsen (University of Copenhagen)

Brought Up to Be a War Criminal

May 18, 2016 — Written by Kjersti Lohne (PRIO) and Anette Bringedal Houge (IKRS, UiO)

Insecurity in the Humanitarian Cyberspace: A Call for Innovation

May 10, 2016 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (UiO/ PRIO)

Protection of Civilians (PoC): What did we learn?

May 6, 2016 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (UiO/ PRIO)

Why the Veto Powers All Support Protection of Civilians (And Why They Often Fail to Agree on It)

April 29, 2016 — Written by Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO) and Simon Reid-Henry (PRIO)

Tailoring Protection of Civilians to State Capacity: The Role of Regional Human Rights Protection Measures

April 14, 2016 — Written by Julieta Lemaitre (Universidad de Los Andes) and Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO)

The GovLab Selected Readings on Data and Humanitarian Response

April 5, 2016 — Written by Prianka Srinivasan and Stefaan G. Verhulst

Futureproofing Humanitarianism for Permanent Emergencies: Unpacking the Promise of Cooperation

March 16, 2016 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO)