One Position as PhD-Student (100%)
The RUB Research School in cooperation with the Tokio Foundation offers 4 grants for doctoral researchers within the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF). The Fellows will be part of a small, highly interdisciplinary research group and work on individual doctoral projects within different research perspectives under the overarching topic of forced migration. The different perspectives formulated by the cooperation professors are the following:
Prof. Dr. Thomas K. Bauer, Foreign aid and migration
Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger, International Refugee- and Migration Law
Prof. Dr. Eva Gerharz, Transnational social movements and their global responsibility
PD Dr. Levent Tezcan, Religious Difference and Forced Migration
INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE- AND MIGRATION LAW
Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger, M.PP. (Harvard) Geschäftsführender Direktor, IFHV;
Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, insbes. Friedenssicherungsrecht und Humanitäres Völkerrecht.
IFHV / Juristische Fakultät, Ruhr‐Universität Bochum Massenbergstrasse 9B, D‐44787 Bochum
Telefon: +49 234/32‐27934 Sekretariat: +49 234/32‐27366
Projects within the legal perspective should focus on international, European or comparative public law; they may, but need not, incorporate questions surrounding German law. Proposals may deal with issues concerning the rights of forced migrants and refugees as well as the corresponding duties of the different actors involved (e.g. with respect to the principle of non‐refoulement and other human rights obligations). The examined actors can be States, organisations (incl. the UN and the Council of Europe), NGOs or the affected individuals. Projects may either address current legal developments or recent public policy proposals in the (inter)national domaine. Alternatively, projects may also involve questions of basic legal research (“Grundlagenforschung”) relevant for the protection of the (human) rights of refugees and forced migrants, e.g. the relationship of the different legal orders of protection or the theoretical characterization of how the overall legal order in the field of migration and refugee law is currently evolving.