The Red Lines and Grey Zones: Exploring the Ethics of Humanitarian Negotiation project has officially launched with a kick-off meeting on 1 March.
The project is hosted by Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) in association with the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies, and led by Kristoffer Lidén (Senior Researcher, PRIO) in collaboration with Kristina Roepstorff (Senior Researcher, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict) as the deputy project leader.
In the video below, Lidén provides an introduction to this exciting new project.
The project also includes research partners from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá; Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu; University College Dublin; Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, University of Oxford; and Inland Norway University. The Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation – a collaboration between the ICRC, UNHCR, WFP, MSF and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue – will be actively involved in consultation and training activities. University courses will be offered in collaboration with Research School on Peace and Conflict and the Joint Master’s Degree of the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA).
Lidén and Roepstorff have also written an NCHS blog on ethical dilemmas in humanitarian negotiations and the need for a research agenda.
Congratulations to all involved and we look forward to following the progress of this project over the coming years.