Looking for a postdoctoral researcher who will join the research group on environmental protection during armed conflict, the "ToxicCrimes Project" (funded by the Kone Foundation and Academy of Finland), for a 26-month period starting March 2021 (or, as agreed). 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 project combines social scientific and legal approaches to examine how activists, lawyers, and other experts work against environmental destruction and pollution as a consequence of war and conflict. In particular, the project examines how experts, lawyers, and activists (1) advocate for an international legal framework to protect the environment during armed conflict, (2) push for criminal accountability for polluting the environment during conflict, (3) promote the idea of the environment as a subject and a victim of war, and (4) develop the practice of environmental monitoring and risk assessment in ongoing conflict zones, for instance, the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, among other cases.
The deadline for applications is 31 January 2021.
Further information here: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/society-economy/open-position-grant-funded-post-doctoral-researcher-in-toxic-crimes-project-funded-by-the-kone-foundation and more about the project here: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/toxic-crimes