Security, Conflict, and Protection

This cluster examines the relationship between human rights and security, particularly, although not exclusive, in the context of violent conflict, and asks how human rights should be, and are, protected in these situations. Potential issues might include, but are not restricted to: the balance between anti-terrorism activities and the protection of civil rights; the ‘responsibility to protect’ and just war tradition in situations of mass atrocities; the use of international criminal justice mechanisms to prosecute violations of international human rights and humanitarian law; the protection of refugees, asylum seekers and other displaced persons in international and domestic contexts. Links GRAMnet have been established and a relationship between members of GRAMnet and this cluster develops this broad area of research expertise within the University. 


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