What I am doing at the moment: Spring 2022 I am researching the legal ripple effects of July 22. I am also writing a book on Humanitarian Extractivism and I help coordinate the Covid-19 and rule of law initiative (Korona og rettsstaten) at UiO.
I am a Research Professor in Humanitarian Studies at PRIO. I have previously been the Director for the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies. My main affiliation is with the University of Oslo, where I am a professor at the Faculty of Law (Sociology of Law). I teach sociology of law, legal technology and artificial intelligence and robot regulations. From 2020, I lead the RCN-funded SAMRISK project "LAW22JULY: RIPPLES (Rights, Institutions, Procedures, Participation, Litigation: Embedding Security)" at the Faculty of Law, with PRIO as a key partner. At PRIO, I lead the RCN-funded NORGLOBAL project "Do No Harm: Ethical humanitarian Innovation", where I work on digital bodies, ethics, humanitarian innovation and data justice issues. I am also part of the Humanitarian Borders, Co-duties and RegulAir-projects.
Wednesday, 25 May 2022
As a humanitarian crisis, Ukraine may be a game changer for pets and animal protection rules – and for how we understand pets as a humanitarian protection problem. A striking imagery coming out of Ukraine is that of a mass flow of displaced pets, accompanied by continuous updates about abandoned ...
Thursday, 28 Apr 2022
The war in Ukraine – which can be described as an info-kinetic conflict – is the first war in a society with a relatively mature digital economy, a substantial tech sector (including a diaspora tech sector) and a high adoption rate of technology and digital platforms. From a peace and conflict studies perspective, ...
Saturday, 5 Mar 2022
The Russian invasion of Ukraine February 24 2022 marks the start of a new displacement crisis. In a statement on February 24, Filippo Grandi, the High Commissioner for Refugees, emphasized that ‘The humanitarian consequences on civilian populations will be devastating. There are no winners in war, but countless lives will ...
|2009 –||Senior Researcher, Research Professor PRIO|
|2016 –2021||Coordinator, Humanitarianism Research Group, PRIO|
|2016 –||Professor, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo|
|2012 – 2016||Director for the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies|
Journal Article in The International Journal of Human Rights
Popular Article in Global Policy Opinion
Popular Article in Verfassungsblog
Journal Article in IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Book Chapter in The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law
Journal Article in Refugee Survey Quarterly
Book Chapter in The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology
Journal Article in Cornell International Law Journal
Popular Article in forskersonen.no
On the occasion of the 10-year commemoration of the Oslo and Utøya attacks in 2011, the Center for Research on Extremism (C-REX) at the University of Oslo is organizing a conference on the topic, especially highlighting research and knowledge related to the tragic events.
The Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies (NCHS) has been a joint collaboration between CMI, NUPI and PRIO since its establishment in 2012. The leadership and administration of NCHS rotates between the institutes, and after having been led from PRIO since 2012, it is now going to CMI for the next four-year period.
Antonio De Lauri (Research Professor at CMI) becomes the NCHS Director in the period 2021-2024 and Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (PRIO) will be the NCHS Co-Director in the same period, alongside Stein Sundstøl Eriksen (NUPI) continuing in his role as Co-Director. Emily Hume (CMI) will take over from Andrea Silkoset (PRIO) as NCHS coordinator.
RegulAIR's main objective is to provide new research-based knowledge to Norwegian and EU regulatory bodies to assist them in ensuring the safe integration of drones into civilian airspace.
How to better understand the relationship between individual duties and collective action in response to large-scale societal challenges.
COVID-19 has quickly changed everything from our daily routines, to the policies of governments, to the fortunes of the global economy. How will it continue to shape society and the conditions for peace and conflict globally in the near future and long after we manage to get the virus under control?
PRIO congratulates research professor Kristin Sandvik on her recent appointment to the ethics advisory board (EAB) at the Human Brain Project (HBP). As one of the largest science projects funded by the EU, the HBP conducts research and theoretical studies in the fields of neuroscience, medicine and computing. The EAB uses their combined expertise to formulate legal and ethical advice concerning the research conducted under the HBP.
The April 2019 Disasters special issue on Humanitarian Governance features several articles by PRIO researchers, including Kristoffer Lidén, Dorothea Hilhorst (PRIO Global Fellow), and Jacob Høigilt. Kristin Bergtora Sandvik co-edited the issue, and contributed with an introduction article entitled "A world in turmoil: governing risk, establishing order in humanitarian crises".
The PRIO project 'Aid in Crisis? Rights-Based Approaches and Humanitarian Outcomes' explores humanitarian aid and human rights, and will last until March 2019. One of the unique articles to come out of the project was Kristin Bergtora Sandvik's 'Humanitarians in court: how duty of care travelled from human resources to legal liability', newly published January 2019.
PRIO researchers have been prolific contributors to the field of humanitarian studies in 2018. The contributions are mainly in the field of humanitarian technology and refugee management.