The outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic has also set its mark on our research. Planned events have been canceled and fieldwork has been postponed.

Chiara De Franco should have stayed in Brussels conducting fieldwork research from 1 February 2020 till 15 May 2020 but had to cut her fieldwork short and return to Denmark by late March.

Chiara De Franco and Cristina Stefan should have attended the 2020 International Studies Association Convention in Honolulu 25-28 March 2020. Here, they would have presented a co-authored paper titled ‘Embedding norms in human protection practices: a comparative study of UN and EU approaches.’ The even would have taken place on Thursday, March 26, 8:00 AM – 9:45 AM, T959 Parlor, Tapa Tower, Hilton Hawaiian Village.

In collaboration with Danish Foreign Policy Society and Center for War Studies, Sofie Rose organized a two-day conference on the status of the International Criminal Court. Participants included senior ICC judge de Brichambaut and a number of leading international ICC scholars. The main topic of debate was whether the International Criminal Court is in crisis. The event took place in Aarhus 27-28 February 2020. Full programme and more details here and here. Read an evaluation (in Danish) of the conference on the main sponsor’s (Dreyer foundation) website.

Conference on the International Criminal Court organised by Sofie Rose and Martin Mennecke. Aarhus, 27-28 Februrary 2020.
Conference on the International Criminal Court. Aarhus, 27-28 Februrary 2020.


Linnea Gelot has presented a paper jointly written with Chiara De Franco at a workshop on the Protection of Civilians organized by the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) in Entebbe, Uganda on 5 November 2019. The paper was titled ‘Governing territories through practices of protection: AU and EU in Somalia.’