Globalizing Minority Rights

Globalizing Minority Rights (GMR) is an international interdisciplinary research project funded by The Research Council of Norway (NFR 259017), SAMKUL Program (2016-2020)

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

The project aims 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 is divided into six working packages.

For more information about the working packages, please click here

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

Last updated: February 2018

Ansvarlig for prosjektet: Kasper Lippert- Rasmussen

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!

For more information, click here

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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