Since 2011 CGHR has been collaborating with Christof Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. More information about the research collaborations on the right to life of journalists (2011/12), unlawful killings in Africa (2013/14) and on the use of information communication technologies in human rights work (2014/15) can be found on the Right to Life page.
These collaborative projects have been opportunities for Cambridge students to undertake substantive research as parts of multidisciplinary teams on a wide range of subjects, at the same time as engaging directly with the work of the UN Human Rights Council.
CGHR is pleased to announce that during the coming academic year this research collaboration will be continuing, and the Centre is currently seeking applicants to join its Research Team.
The Special Rapporteur is looking to conduct a study into armed violence reduction (AVR) programming in Africa, ahead of a large-scale research collaboration in the coming years. CGHR is recruiting a team of researchers to complete a broad mapping and review of AVR work being conducted across the continent, and to produce a “Research Pack” for the Special Rapporteur.
Further details of the research project, along with details of applications to join the Research Team, can be found in the Call for Researchers.
Deadline for applications: 13 November 2015