Sandvik moderates ‘Aleppo: The Fall’ panel

October 18, 2017

On 14 October, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO) moderated the panel ‘Aleppo: The Fall‘  hosted by SPACE: Syrian Peace Action Centre at Litteraturhuset in Oslo. In 2016, one of the worst human tragedies took place in Aleppo. After a few months of siege and indiscriminate shelling, tens of thousands of people were evicted from the city. Beyond […]

Lemaitre publishes new article in Third World Quarterly

October 5, 2017

In her newly published article Humanitarian aid and host state capacity: the challenges of the Norwegian Refugee Council in Colombia in Third World Quarterly, Julieta Lemaitre (Universidad de Los Andes) investigates how humanitarian actors can operate within a host state with significant subnational variations in willingness and capacity to meet obligations. This is an issue of pressing importance, given […]

Jumbert discussed the situation in Libya on Ekko radio program

October 4, 2017

In light of new reports from MSF on the dire situation in migration detention centres in Libya, Karine Nordstrand (president, MSF Norway) and Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO) were interviewed about the situation in Libya, the EU’s policies to fund and train Libyan coast guards, and the general trends in the number of migrants and refugees seeking […]

Sandvik publishes new article in Journal of International Humanitarian Action

September 26, 2017

In her newly published article Now is the time to deliver: looking for humanitarian innovation’s theory of change in the Journal of International Humanitarian Action, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO) offers a critical analysis of the making of the humanitarian innovation agenda, the rapid institutionalization of the field, and the everyday practices of humanitarian innovation.  Since the publication of the […]

Successful final workshop and conference of the BraGS project

September 4, 2017

On 28 – 29 August, researchers of the Brazil’s Rise to the Global Stage (BraGS) project gathered at PRIO to disseminate research findings from the project. The project sought to understand the drivers behind Brazilian humanitarian action and participation in peacekeeping and peacebuilding activities. As a new player in the field of humanitarian assistance, Brazil […]

NCHS represented at the 2017 Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation

August 29, 2017

The 2017 Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation, organized by the Centre on Law & Social Transformation, was held 21-25 August at the Bergen Resource Centre for International Development. The event endeavors to be a meeting place for scholars and practitioners who seek to understand how law serves as an instrument of change and how it […]

Jumbert comments on humanitarian rescues in the Mediterranean in Aftenposten

July 13, 2017

On 13 July, Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO) was quoted in the Norwegian Aftenposten in an article discussing a group who monitors and disrupts humanitarian organizations carrying out rescue work in the Mediterranean. Jumbert noted that rescue work does not necessarily make more people travel across the Mediterranean to seek asylum in Europe, and highlighted the illegal nature […]

Knudsen and Høigilt write about Norwegian foreign aid to Palestine in VG

On 7 July, Are Knudsen (CMI) and Jacob Høigilt (PRIO) published a piece in the Norwegian VG, discussing some of their research from the Aid in Crisis? project. In evaluating Norwegian foreign aid to Palestine, Knudsen and Høigilt outline the explicit political goals: supporting the peace process, building a Palestinian state, and contributing to a two-state […]

NCHS represented at the Law and Society 2017 International Meeting in Mexico City

June 25, 2017

The Law and Society Association held their annual international meeting in Mexico City on 20-23 June. The theme of the 2017 conference was ‘Walls, Borders, and Bridges: Law and Society in an Inter-Connected World‘. Three NCHS researchers presented their work: Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO): ‘Humanitarianism as Sociology of Law: An Inventory’, during the ‘Peace, Conflict, […]

Cellini presents at the Refugee Law Initiative Annual Conference

June 9, 2017

The Second Annual Conference of the Refugee Law Initiative was held 5-7 June at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. The overall theme was ‘Mass Influx? Law, Policy and Large-Scale Movements of Refugees and Migrants‘. With the current political focus on large-scale movements, there is renewed interest in better understanding and developing humanitarian […]

Sandvik and Lemaitre publish new article in Stability: International Journal of Security & Development

June 5, 2017

In their newly published article Finding the Roads to Justice? Examining Trajectories of Transition for Internally Displaced Women in Colombia in Stability: International Journal of Security & Development, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO) and Julieta Lemaitre (Universidad de Los Andes) offer an account of the relevance and impact of transitional justice for internally displaced people and displaced […]

Sandvik and Raymond publish new article developing a theory of harm for ICTs in mass atrocity response

June 3, 2017

Kristin Bergtora Sandvik (PRIO/UiO) and Nathaniel A. Raymond (Harvard) just published the article Beyond the Protective Effect: Towards a Theory of Harm for Information Communication Technologies in Mass Atrocity Response in Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal. Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) are now being employed as a standard part of mass atrocity response, evidence collection, and […]

Schultz and Cellini present at the Nordic Asylum Law Seminar

June 2, 2017

The Nordic Asylum Law Seminar was held 29-30 May at the University of Iceland, hosted by the Human Rights Institute and the Nordic Institute for Migration and Refugee Policy (NIM). The overall theme of the 2017 Seminar was ‘Migration management and human rights — Refugee protection in crisis‘. A growing number of refugees and asylum […]

Jumbert presents at EMN Norway annual conference

June 1, 2017

On 1 June, the European Migration Network (EMN), Norway’s annual conference, with the theme of The Use of Technology in Identity Verification was held, co-hosted by EMN Norway, the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security, and the Norwegian Immigration Directorate (UDI). Establishing and verifying a person’s identity are core issues when reviewing and processing applications for immigration, […]

Cellini participates in CARFMS Annual Conference

May 22, 2017

On 16 May, Amanda Cellini (PRIO) participated in the 10th Annual Conference for the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS), hosted by the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives at the University of Victoria. The conference, Forgotten Corridors: Global Displacement & the Politics of Engagement, aimed at getting beyond the hierarchies of human mobility […]