Research Projects

The Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) is engaged in a wide array of research projects, which are systematically organized into three primary research clusters: Human Rights and Humanitarian Protection, Violent Disruption and Forced Migration, and Humanitarian Governance and Management. These clusters reflect the institute's comprehensive approach to addressing complex global challenges through interdisciplinary research.

A selection of current and completed research projects is provided on the following pages, showcasing the institute's extensive work in these fields.

Ongoing Research Projects

Past Research Projects

Past research projects have addressed a variety of critical topics, including but not limited to:

  • International Humanitarian Law: Investigating the legal frameworks governing the conduct of armed conflicts and the protection of individuals during warfare.
    Human Rights Law: Exploring the laws and principles aimed at protecting the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals worldwide.
  • Law of the United Nations and Peace-Keeping Operations: Analyzing the legal aspects of UN operations and their role in maintaining international peace and security.
  • International and European Refugee Law: Examining the legal protections and challenges faced by refugees and asylum seekers under international and European legal regimes.
  • Post-Conflict Rebuilding of States: Studying the processes and legal frameworks involved in rebuilding states and societies after conflicts.
  • The Consequences of Combining Military Interventions and Humanitarian Aid: Assessing the implications and outcomes of integrating military and humanitarian efforts in conflict zones.
  • International Criminal Law: Investigating the prosecution of individuals for serious international crimes, such as genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
  • Gender and Armed Conflict: Exploring the impact of armed conflict on gender relations and the specific experiences of women and men in conflict situations.
  • The Responsibility to Protect (R2P): Analyzing the international community's obligation to prevent and respond to mass atrocities and protect vulnerable populations.
  • Independence and Autonomy: Investigating issues related to the self-determination and autonomy of regions and peoples within states.
  • Disarmament: Examining efforts and legal frameworks aimed at reducing and eliminating weapons of mass destruction and conventional arms.
  • Climate Change and Armed Conflict: Studying the interplay between environmental changes and conflict dynamics, including the impact of climate change on security and stability.