PHD and PostDoc Projects
Overview of all ongoing PhD and Postdoc projects in CILG.
In my PhD project, I investigate the narrative, sociological and emotional aspects of the return and prospective reintegration of Danish foreign fighters into the Danish society. My project is empirically driven and findings are based on qualitative single interviews with Danish returnees, relatives of returnees, social workers and key community stakeholders. One objective is to investigate how those people construct or contribute to narratives about the “foreign fighter” phenomenon. Moreover, I look into how those narratives influence how returnees re-integrate into society.
Explores (1) how new developments in AI may strengthen or erode existing international law instruments both conceptually, operationally, or politically; and how (2) this translates into pathways and pitfalls for an emerging global governance architecture to ensure the safe and responsible regulation of AI systems, particularly in the security domain.
The PhD project addresses the promotion of renewable energy in the interaction between the climate and trade regimes. Moving from the theoretical study of the principle of mutual supportiveness as a tool of law-interpretation and law-making, the project analyzes a number of issue areas in which renewable energy policy intersects with trade rules. On this basis, the thesis aims to shed light on challenges and opportunities for the trade regime to support the achievement of climate objectives.
This project focuses on the legal obligations that flow from the concept of climate change loss and damage in the international climate change regime, particularly examining article 8 of the Paris Agreement. Applying a human rights perspective, the project explores the various understandings of loss and damage present in international law and literature and delineates and clarifies the criteria that climate change impacts must meet in order to qualify as loss and damage.
Annemette's PhD project explores the challenges and possibilities of a human rights-based approach to existential and global catastrophic risks driven by environmental changes, including climate change, natural disasters and ecosystem collapse. She does so by studying the growing corpus of laws and judicial decisions pronouncing on or interpreting the issue. In this way, the project contributes to an integration of human rights analysis into the growing and urgent field of research into existential and global catastrophic risks.
The research project will center around a structural rethink on the role of human rights and its protection mechanisms in light of developments in the field of artificial intelligence.
Asbjørn Thranov’s PhD project focuses on when and how international law applies to cyber espionage. Furthermore, the project examines the general status of both peacetime and wartime espionage in international law.
The research project explores the role and potential of international economic law to meet the challenge of food insecurity.