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

Durable Solutions: Five Implementation Challenges and Possible Pathways for Improvement

June 16, 2016 — Written by André de Lima Madureira (MSc Human Rights, LSE, UK) and Liliana Jubilut (Professor, Unisantos, Brazil)

How Can Innovation Deliver Humanitarian Outcomes? Challenges and Approaches for Humanitarian Innovation Policy

June 2, 2016 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (UiO/PRIO), Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO) and Brita Fladvad Nielsen (NTNU)

Against the Merger of Humanitarianism with Development and Security

May 31, 2016 — Written by Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO)

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)