Globalizing Minority Rights

Globalizing Minority Rights

GMR (2016-2021) project's aim was to develop a cosmopolitan approach to the conceptualization, justification, and implementation of minority rights, and to test this theoretical framework on three case studies: minorities in the developing world, indigenous peoples, and refugees.

GMR was organized under the Pluralism, Democracy, and Justice research group at the Department of Philosophy, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, and led by Prof. Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen and Associate Prof. Annamari Vitikainen. 

GMR was funded by The Research Council of Norway (NFR 259017), SAMKUL Program

The project was divided into six working packages. For more information, click here

For more information about the GMR project, please contact the project leaders. 

Last updated: Summer 2021

Globalizing Minority Rights concluding event!

Thanks everyone for the last 4,5 years for interesting and inspiring discussions on minority rights in global context.

Photo from the GMR concluding event 9th June 2021

GMR project extension until June 2021

Norwegian Research Council has granted GMR extension until 30th June 2021. Depending on current Covid developments, most activities will be online or in hybrid formats of online and in person attendance.

New podcasts from the Indigenous Land Rights and Reconciliation conference available

For more information, click here

GMR and SAP invite you for:


Enduring Injustices and Truth and Reconciliation Comissions for Indigenous Peoples 


21.10. Venue: Krognessveien 33 (Musikkonservatoriet) A.1.002

22.10. Venue: Nedre lysthus (Centre for Peace Studies) 06


Call for Papers:

Global Structural Injustice and Minority Rights

Deadline Extended: August 1, 2019 

Date: Friday, March 13 – Saturday, March 14, 2020

Location: Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

Keynote Speakers

Avigail Eisenberg, University of Victoria

Stephen Gardiner, University of Washington

Catherine Lu, McGill University

PDJ/GMR Workshop 01/2019

The biannual PDJ/GMR workshop will be held Wed 3rd – Thu 4th April at UiT/IFF (Innsikten).

The main themes this time around are “Populism and Democracy” (Wed), and “Immigration and Integration” (Thu).

 All are welcome! 

Call for Papers

Political theory of LGBTQ migrants and refugees

30 November 2018 - University of Ottawa

Submission deadline: 1 August 2018

For more information, click here

GMR reading group on the ethics of migration (Autumn 2017/Spring 2018)

On 14-15 June 2018, the GMR Research Project at the Department of Philosophy will be hosting a conference titled “Refugees and Minority Rights: Acceptable and Unacceptable Criteria for Accepting/Rejecting Refugees in a Non-ideal World.” In preparation for the conference, members of the GMR Reading Group will be meeting every other Thursday to discuss the works of the keynote speakers. Everyone is invited to join and participate in the discussions!

Call for Papers

Refugees and minority rights: Acceptable and unacceptable criteria for accepting/rejecting refugees in a non-ideal world

14-15 June 2018 - UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Campus Tromsø

Submission deadline: 15 January 2018

For more information, click here


Workshop: Democracy in Context: Contemporary Themes in Ethics and Political Philosophy

Dates: June 10-11 2017

Venue: Longyearbyen

Organized by the Civic Constellation Group, Environmental Research Group (UiT) and Globalising Minority Rights.

For more information click Here.

New Post Doc

We would like to welcome our new post doc Frank Abumere, who will be working on a project on “Minority Discrimination in the Global South and Relational and Non-relational Approaches to Global Justice”. He will be a member of the working group 4 (Minority Rights in the Developing World), as well as the WPs on conceptual, normative and implementation issues.

For more information click Here.

Forthcoming Publication:

Refugee Crisis: The Borders of Human Mobility. 

Journal of Global Ethics Vol. 12, No 3.

Edited by Melina Duarte, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Serena Parekh and Annamari Vitikainen. 

Click here for more info. 

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