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Peace, Justice and Humanitarian Action

Centres:

Centre for the Study of the International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa 

Chair of the Management Committee: Professor Yasir Suleiman, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (FAMES)

Keywords: Middle East, North Africa, Iran, Kurdistan, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, the Sahel, history, politics, economics, culture

 

Centre for International Studies

Director: Professor Brendan Simms, Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

Keywords: globalisation, ethical dilemmas, international relations, conflict resolution, human rights, living standards, government departments, corporations, non-governmental organisations, media

 

Forums and Groups:

Forum on Geopolitics

Co-ordinator: Dr Maeve Ryan

Keywords: geopolitics, grand strategy, transnational, interdependence, Europe, international politics, contemporary, history, politics, international relations, geography, economics, political economy, business, risk management, divinity, sociology, law

 

Locating Religion Research Group

Co-ordinator: Dr Joel Cabrita, Faculty of Divinity

Keywords: Christianity, geographical, cultural, local, global, western, Asia, Africa, Latin America, Oceania

 

Projects:

Minorities and Indigenous Rights Groups and People in International Law

Researcher: Professor Marc Weller, Faculty of Law

Keywords: international law, human rights, minorities, indigenous peoples, peace, justice, humanitarian action

 

Legal Tools for Peace-making

Researcher: Professor Marc Weller, Faculty of Law

Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Keywords: internationalised peace-making, mediation, United Nations, international law, peace, justice, humanitarian action

 

Peacemaking - What's Law Got to Do With It?

Researcher: Dr Sarah Nouwen, Faculty of Law

Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Keywords: international law, gender rights, human rights, peace negotiations, United Nations, African Union, Sudan, Somalia, Uganda, peace, justice, humanitarian action

 

Where Rising Powers Meet: China and Russia at their North Asian Border  

Researcher: Professor Dame Caroline Humphrey FBA, Division of Social Anthropology

Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Keywords: China, Russia, Mongolia, BRICs, North Asia, border, twin cities, peace, justice, humanitarian action

 

What price for human rights? Compensating human rights violations

Researcher: Dr Veronika Fikfak, Faculty of Law

Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Keywords: European Court of Human Rights, European Convention of Human Rights, damages, human rights, violations, value, international law, jurisprudence, legal principles, case law

 

Social Media and Human Rights

Researcher: Dr Ella MacPherson, Department of Sociology

Funder: Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Isaac Newton Trust

Keywords: social media, human rights, non-governmental organisations, accountability, digital, democracy, ethnography, social network analysis, ethics, advocacy

 

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