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

A strange silence in Kabul

October 6, 2015 — Written by Torunn Wimpelmann, Chr. Michelsen Institute

Expanding and improving the quality of girls’ education in Afghanistan

September 1, 2015 — Written by Arne Strand (Deputy Director, Chr. Michelsen Institute)

Lethal Autonomous Weapons: Killing the ‘Robots-don’t-Rape’ Argument

August 31, 2015 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO) and Kjersti Lohne (University of Oslo)

From IDPs to Victims in Colombia: Transition from Humanitarian Crisis through Law Reform?

June 16, 2015 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO), Julieta Lemaitre (Associate Professor, Universidad de los Andes Law School, Bogotá)

Political Violence and Humanitarian Technology

May 5, 2015 — Written by Katja Lindskov Jacobsen (Metropolitan University College, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Women’s Right to Abortion after Rape in Sudan

April 29, 2015 — Written by Liv Tønnessen (CMI)

Emergency Exit for the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

April 10, 2015 — Written by Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO)

Beyond Sexual Violence: Gendered Political Insecurity as a Threat to Peace

April 9, 2015 — Written by Julieta Lemaitre (Associate Professor, Universidad de los Andes Law School, Bogotá), Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO)