Conflict and peace
Violent conflict poses a central issue for global peace, and is a central concern and even a driver of global justice mechanisms such as the human rights regime, or the International Criminal Court.
This Lab supports and brings together scholars who have an interest in conflict, peace, human rights, humanitarian law and international criminal law, in order to examine these issues.
Comparative Anthropology of Conscience, Ethics and Human Rights
This project is a comparative anthropology of conscience, ethics and human rights. Numerous international human rights documents formally declare their commitment to protect freedom of conscience. But, what is conscience and how do we know it when we see it?
The Dangerous Women Project
What does it mean to be a 'dangerous woman'? This initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities examines the label through guest contributions from a diverse range of women, including experiences relating to conflict and peace.
The Documentation of Torture and Ill-Treatment
The Documentation of Torture and Ill-Treatment is a comparative analysis of the challenges faced by those attempting to document torture and ill-treatment in Low-Income Countries, focusing on Nepal, Bangladesh and Kenya.
The JUDGEPOL project aimed to advance Political Theory’s contribution to the interdisciplinary study of political violence.
Political Settlements Research Programme
The Political Settlement Research Programme (PSRP) examines how political settlements come into being, how open and inclusive they are, and how internal and external actors shape them.
Poverty and Conflict
Poverty and Conflict is a comparative analysis that examines the mechanisms underpinning individuals’ different trajectories during and after armed conflict.
Religion and Ethics in the Making of War and Peace (RELWAR) examines relationships between military, political and religious dimensions of the making of war and peace today and in the past.
Sexual Violence in War
University of Edinburgh researchers have published a key study on the effects of sexual violence in war. 'Physical, mental and social consequences in civilians who have experienced war-related sexual violence: a systematic review (1981-2014)' can be read and downloaded here.