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

Safeguarding: good intentions, difficult process

May 24, 2019 — Written by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO)

Penal Humanitarianism: Jus Puniendi in the International? (Part VI)

May 23, 2019 — Written by Teresa Degenhardt, Queen’s University Belfast

Penal Humanitarianism: The fight against impunity for sexual violence in conflict (Part V)

— Written by Kjersti Lohne, University of Oslo, & Anette Bringedal Houge, Norwegian Red Cross

Penal Humanitarianism: Projecting European Penal Power Beyond Europe (Part IV)

— Written by Eva Magdalena Stambøl, Doctoral Researcher, Aalborg University

Penal Humanitarianism: Moral Discomfort at the Border (Part III)

May 22, 2019 — Written by Katja Franko, University of Oslo, & Helene O.I. Gundhus, University of Oslo.

Penal Humanitarianism: Sovereign power and migration (Part II)

— Written by Mary Bosworth, Director, Border Criminologies

Penal Humanitarianism: Introducing a new blog series (Part I)

May 21, 2019 — Written by Kjersti Lohne, Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Oslo

Understanding the ‘internal protection alternative’ (Part II)

May 10, 2019 — Written by Jessica Schultz, Researcher, Chr. Michelsen Institute