The Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies aims to promote and facilitate critical and relevant research on key humanitarian issues and to serve as a hub for research and policy discussion.

With funding from the Research Council of Norway’s NORGLOBAL program, the NCHS is in 2019 creating a Research network on humanitarian efforts connecting relevant ongoing research on humanitarian efforts in Norway and internationally.

The centre is a joint CMI, NUPI and PRIO initiative, started in 2012.

Recent blog posts

There must be something I can ‘help with’

March 5, 2020 — Written by Salla Turunen (CMI)

Governing global health emergencies: the role of criminalization

March 2, 2020 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/University of Oslo)

The end of protection? Cessation and the ‘return turn’ in refugee law

February 10, 2020 — Written by Jessica Schultz (University of Bergen/CMI)

SuperCamp: Genealogies of Humanitarian Containment in the Middle East

January 24, 2020 — Written by Kjersti Berg (CMI) and Are John Knudsen (CMI)

The Cartagena Declaration at 35 and Refugee Protection in Latin America

December 12, 2019 — Written by Liliana Lyra Jubilut (Universidade Católica de Santos), Marcia Vera Espinoza (Queen Mary University of London) & Gabriela Mezzanotti (University of South-Eastern Norway)

Who are the Civilians in South Sudan?

December 4, 2019 — Written by Nicki Kindersley (University of Cambridge) & Øystein Rolandsen (PRIO)

Humanitarian governance and localization: What kind of world is being imagined and produced?

November 28, 2019 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/University of Oslo) & Dennis Dijkzeul (Ruhr University Bochum)

The Weaponization of Killer Trucks: Vehicular Terror and Vehicular Crypts

November 19, 2019 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO)