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Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict

Bochum, Germany


The Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (Institut für Friedenssicherungsrecht und Humanitäres Völkerrecht, IFHV) was established in 1988 by decision of the University Senate as a central research unit of the Ruhr-University Bochum. Research within the IFHV is based on a research programme concerning the problematic and dynamics of the humanitarian complex. Based upon the tradition of grounded research in the field of international humanitarian law, the current IFHV research programme has extended its research into the field of humanitarian studies. The inclusion of researchers from the faculties of social sciences, geo sciences and medicine provides the IFHV with a profound multidisciplinary character. The IFHV aspires a mix of applied and fundamental research projects in its research programme in order to contribute to both societal as well as scientific discourses.

The Institute edits a number of publications and working papers including the journal “Humanitäres Völkerrecht – Informationsschriften” (HuV-I), which is the leading German journal for research on international humanitarian law, human rights and peace-keeping law https://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/ifhv/6-publications/6-index.html

Olga.Suveyzdis AT rub.de

NA 02/33
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
44780 Bochum


The Institute participates in the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)


Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy

Hamburg, Germany


The Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik, IFSH) is an independent research institution at the University of Hamburg. The two hypothesis underlying its work are ensuring peace and providing security. The work of the Institute is underpinned by the postulate of a security policy that is both effective and geared to the use of peaceful means.The IFSH's research profile demonstrates an awareness of political realities, a focus on problem solving, and an international mix of staff and project partners. The IFSH is divided into three specialised research units: the Centre for European Peace and Security Studies (ZEUS), the Centre for OSCE Research (CORE) and the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Disarmament, Arms Control, and Risk Technologies (IFARª). The IFSH's three research units combine to develop cooperative strategies for conflict resolution and prevention that pay special attention to the courses of action available to the German government. Additionally, the IFSH comprises a military component/military fellow, which is quite unique for civilian scientific institutions. Beyond research, the Institute performs also teaching and consulting activities.

The Institute publishes the series of books entitled "Demokratie, Sicherheit, Frieden" (Democracy, Security, Peace), the quarterly journal "S+F. Sicherheit und Frieden. Peace and Security", and two further series of books. It is also the co-publisher of two yearbooks: the OSCE Yearbook and the Friedensgutachten (Peace Report): https://www.ifsh.de/index.php/introduction.html

ifsh AT ifsh.de

Beim Schlump 83
D-20144 Hamburg

The Institute participates in the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)


Human Rights Centre of the University of Potsdam

Potsdam, Germany

https://www.uni-potsdam.de/mrz (German Version)

The Human Rights Centre was founded in 1994 and constitutes one of the key research institutes of the University of Potsdam. The Centre promotes interdisciplinary research and teaching and offers policy advice in the field of human rights. In fulfilling its functions, the Centre co-operates with the different faculties of the University of Potsdam. The Human Rights Centre holds conferences and publishes regularly in the field of human rights. Its specialised interdisciplinary library is part of the University’s library and is open for on-site research.

The list of publications of the Centre:
https://www.uni-potsdam.de/mrz/publikationen.html German Version

mrz AT uni-potsdam.de

August-Bebel-Str. 89
14482 Potsdam 

UNESCO Chair in Human Rights Education

Magdeburg, Germany


The Chair promotes an integrated system of education, information, documentation and research in the field of human rights. Established in 2011 at Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, the Chair has among his various objectives: to analyse the different conditions of Human Rights Education; to address Human Rights Education as well to the rights holders as to the duty bearers; to strengthen the preventive impact of Human Rights Education.

List of publications of the Chair:https://www.human-rights-education.org/publikationen.html

kpfritzsche AT web.de

UNESCO - Lehrstuhl für Menschenrechtsbildung
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Postfach 4120, Universitätsplatz 2

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