Call for Applications: Protecting human rights in situations of conflict, insecurity and violence

The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) invites applications from scholars in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for a six-week research visit at DIHR in the autumn of 2015.

With this research visit programme, the DIHR seeks to contribute to the exchange of experiences, knowledge and research on human rights between DIHR and scholars from the MENA region, as well as to facilitate the dissemination of research on human rights to the public in Denmark and MENA.

The theme for this year’s programme is Protecting human rights in situations of conflict, insecurity and violence, with a particular focus on the following topics:

  • Humanitarian law and human rights
  • Monitoring and documenting human rights violations

Travel, accommodation and living expenses will be covered by DIHR.

All applicants should:

  • have a PhD degree,
  • be fluent in English,
  • have a minimum of two years research experience.

Applicants engaged in applied research with a strong practice-orientation are preferred.

Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • a letter describing their research interests as per the above theme, including a specification of the topic to be explored during the research visit;
  • the proposed dates for the visit (between August and December 2015);
  • a curriculum vitae and list of publications; and
  • two examples of written material (journal articles, book chapters, reports etc.)

- to Marie Juul Petersen, DIHR Research Department, and Niklas Kabel Pedersen, MENA Programme,

Applications should be submitted by the 1st of June 2015. All applicants will receive a letter on the decision no later than the 1st of July 2015.

For questions and further information, please contact Marie Juul Petersen, and Niklas Kabel Pedersen, MENA Programme,, or visit the website:

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