They are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who will join their research group, the "Toxic Crimes Project" (funded by the Kone Foundation and Academy of Finland), for a 26-month period. The grant-funded postdoctoral researcher will receive a monthly grant directly from the Kone Foundation and will be hosted at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki. The deadline for applications is 14 August 2020.
Their project combines sociological and legal approaches to examine how activists, lawyers, and other experts work against environmental destruction as a consequence of war and conflict. The project has two parts. In the first part, they examine how a network of international experts and organizations develops an international legal framework on wartime environmental destruction. In the second part of the project, they examine specific case studies on environmental destruction during conflict and war, for instance, the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. The project aims to reveal (1) how experts were involved in the development of this legal framework, (2) how they try to promote the idea of the environment as subject and a victim of war, and the complications around that notion, (3) how they have developed new fields of legal and non-legal expertise and strategies, and (4) how they have worked "on the ground" in specific conflict zones to limit the damage done to human health and ecosystems.
Further information here: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/society-economy/open-position-grant-funded-post-doctoral-researcher-in-toxic-crimes-project