Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), Denmark

Legacies of Detention in Myanmar

Research project Prisons and detention practices play a fundamental role in modern states in general, and authoritarian and post-authoritarian states, in particular. This project explores the historical and contemporary role of detention in Myanmar and its significan ... Midterm report The Denmark based team’s knowledge of Myanmar has become quite extensive as revealed through case studies and publications. A PhD based on extensive field research (“We are like water in their hands” – experiences of imprisonment in ...
Period: 2016-07-1 to 2022-06-30 Countries: Myanmar Lead institution: Danish Institute Against Torture (DIGNITY), Denmark Partner institutions: Justice for All, Myanmar Mahidol University, Thailand Yangon University (UY), Myanmar Project code: 16-04-DIGN Total grant: 9,990,176 DKK
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Realising the SDGs: The role of responsible business

Research project Policy-makers have converged around the view that achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires responsible business conduct (RBC), i.e. that businesses meet their “responsibility to respect” human rights by undertaking human rights due ... Midterm report: Since February 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the project’s planned activities and posed extra administrative and personal burdens on all personnel including in relation to: fieldwork, PhD stays in Denmark and South Afric ...
Period: 2018-07-16 to 2022-05-27 Countries: Ghana Kenya Lead institution: Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), Denmark Partner institutions: Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Ghana Strathmore University (SU), Kenya Project code: 17-08-DIHR Total grant: 9,393,288 DKK
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Implementing Human Rights in Ugandan Prisons

Research project A key initiative to address the challenges currently facing the Ugandan Prisons Service - challenges it shares with many penal systems across post-colonial Africa - has been the development of a new prison act, passed in April 2006. The Prison Act re ... Project Completion Report: The research project examines how human rights are embraced by the powerful state institutions that they are supposed to regulate. This local appropriatioriof human rights is investigated in tlie particular context of ...
Period: 2008-12-30 to 2012-12-30 Countries: Uganda Lead institution: Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR), Denmark Project code: 53-08-DIHR Total grant: 2,724,247 DKK
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