Human Rights & Development
Analyzing the intersection of conflict and human rights and development in the modern world
2022-2023 Research Focus: The course of conflict
Conflict, no matter its form, is closely intertwined with human rights and development. It may often be thought of as a bringer of destruction, as in cases of war, violence, and extremism — but conflict can also be a bringer of change. A tool, so to speak, for the oppressed to begin a revolution toward a more equal future. Looking at conflict as a multidimensional concept is the foundation of our study of human rights and development. The various manifestations and consequences of conflict in its before, its midst, and its after; the different ways conflict can build up and break down stages of development; and the many orientations of conflict on the spectrum of driving change to enforcing oppression will here be analyzed to develop a greater understanding of human rights and development in a world powered by conflict.