Professor of International and Public Law
Heike works on the normative interactions, conflicts and convergences between the applicable legal regimes in the realm of humanitarian and development assistance.
Lecturer in International Law
Giedre examines the overlapping humanitarian and development mandates of international institutions, focusing mostly on the questions of accountability towards communities affected by international economic interventions.
Asli focuses on the role of ceasefires and peace agreements in the ‘triple nexus’. She explores whether ceasefires can present opportunities for humanitarian and development initiatives in protracted conflicts, and examines the role of humanitarian and development actors and issues in peacemaking.
Senior Research and Teaching Assistant
Andreas focuses on socio-economic dimensions of laws applicable in protracted conflicts and regime interactions between IHL, human rights, and international economic law. His aim is to explore legal common grounds to overcome the humanitarian/development divide.
Professor of International Law and Security (UofG); Swiss Chair of International Human Rights Law, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
Robin works on how the humanitarian-development-peace nexus can be grounded in international law, building on his leading expertise in international humanitarian law, human rights law and global security law.
Johanna analyses how the humanitarian-development aid nexus is taking shape in Colombia and what implications it has for the implementation of the 2016 peace agreement
Rafael analyses the political economy of the development/humanitarian aid granted to Colombia for the implementation of the 2016 peace agreement, and the way it shapes development policymaking in the country.
Senior Lecturer of Development theories at the Centre Interdisciplinaire pour le Développement et l’Education Permanente (CIDEP)
Dr Pascal Sundi is the central figure to liaise with the project coordinator and other key stakeholders. He also provides technical guidance to the team members on data collection activities analysis and report writing, engages in consultations and data gathering, and presents findings in workshops and conferences.
Andrés studies the behavior of public administration and its rationality. For this, he traces visions and knowledge of the environment, water, territories, and other actants that are sometimes collected by the law, struggled through the law, or made invisible by it.
General-Director of the Institut Panafricain Cardinal Martino (IPCM); Professor of Ethics and Fundamental Moral at the Theology Faculty of the UCC
Reverend Muanda is in charge of the supervision and the management of the DRC team. He also contributes to the research discussions.
Deputy Coordinator (DRC)
General Secretary for academic affairs at the Institut Panafricain Cardinal Martino (ICPM); Lecturer in Moral theology, bioethics, conflicts and peace issues
Reverend Engbanda is in charge of the direct supervision of the research team.
Héloïse will assist in the delivery of the outputs of the project, including the edited collection. She will participate in the organization of fieldwork and other project activities. She will also participate in the maintenance of the website.
Sofie focuses on the interplay between socio-economic human rights and humanitarian assistance and examines the impact of a human rights-based approach on both humanitarian assistance and development cooperation.
Ansgar focuses on the ‘constitutional frameworks’ of humanitarian and development actors. He examines the principle of neutrality, the principle of non-intervention, and political prohibition clauses against the background of converging mandates and interinstitutional cooperation
Georg will assist in research and editorial work for the edited volume and the project more broadly. He will also assist in organising workshops and conferences.
Andrés investigates how law shapes informality and, in turn, how informality shapes law.
Administrative assistant at the Institut Panafricain Cardinal Martino (IPCM)
In addition to his administrative assistant duties, Mr. Deogratias NLANDU VUNA contributes to the DRC’s case study focusing on women rape victims of the Panzi Hospital in South Kivu, in the Eastern Congo.
Franziska writes blogposts for our website about project activities and about her own research. She also assists with and participates in the project's workshops and forums.
Research Associate at the Border Security Force-India, Master Student in International Law
He contributes to the project as an expert in international law as well as policy development.
Permanent consultant at the Rodhecic (Réseau des Organisations des droits humains et d’éducation civique d’inspiration chrétienne)
Mr. Dala was a member of the DRC team until January 2022. He contributed to data and information gathering, findings analysis, stakeholders’ consultation and reports preparation and dissemination. He also served as the communication officer for the DRC project team.