Duty of Care: Protection of Citizens Abroad (DoC:PRO)

2014 - 2018 (Avsluttet) Prosjektnummer: 238066
Forskningsprosjekt
How can Norwegian society best be protected, when increasing numbers of citizens are found outside the borders of the state?

This is the underlying question of DoC: PRO. The project departs from the observation that a steadily increasing proportion of Norwegian citizens are found outside the borders of Norway, and that there hardly exists any sustained conversation about how these citizens can be proactively protected or safeguarded in times of crisis. Thus, the project aims to explore how society can prevent crises for citizens abroad, as well as how the lives and health of citizens can be safeguarded during and after crises abroad. The main challenge can be found in the partiality of existing research - while both state security and citizens abroad are discussed, there is no overarching perspective.

The project thus introduces the concept of the 'duty of care', which states and other principals hold towards their subordinates, as a prism through which protection of citizens abroad can be studied. By highlighting a state's duties and responsibilities for protecting citizens outside of the territory, the concept represents an innovative approach to the study of new security threats, where the security of Norwegians rather than of Norway is at stake; the concept lends itself to understanding, explaining and demonstrating effects of territorially defined state practices, as they are exported beyond the border.

Empirically, the project investigates the concept and the practice of the 'duty of care' in relation to the diplomatic institutions which uphold them, the foreign policy practices which activate them and the public/private partnerships which negotiate them. DoC:PRO will strengthen our understanding of the challenges involved in protecting citizens abroad, critically investigate current practices in the field, establish best practices through comparative investigations and highlight tensions between private liberties and state security.

Seminars:

Finansieringskilde

Norges forskningsråd

Program

SAMRISK II

Artikler

News

Samfunnskontrakten mellom stat og borger

May 4, 2020

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News
Bildet viser Frode Berg i retten i Moskva i april 2019

Kan Norge beskytte deg når du er i utlandet?

October 31, 2019

Rundt 5 prosent av nordmenn befinner seg til enhver tid utenlands. Hva skjer når disse kommer i trøbbel? Med Nina Græger og Halvard Leiras hjelp ser NUPI-podden nærmere på dét.

News

Hva gjør staten for norske borgere i utlandet?

October 2, 2017

Globalisering, økt migrasjon og bedre privatøkonomi har ført til at stadig flere norske borgere befinner seg i utlandet. Men hvordan kan staten beskytte dem når kriser oppstår?

News

Beskyttelsesplikt over alle grenser?

March 3, 2017

Har stater en plikt til å beskytte sine borgere utenfor landets grenser? Hvor kommer denne plikten i tilfelle fra, og hvordan ivaretas den?

Publikasjoner

Publication : ANTOLOGI

The Duty of Care in International Relations Protecting Citizens Beyond the Border

2019
This book offers a first overarching look at the relationship between states and their citizens abroad, approached through the concept 'Duty of Care'. How ...
Publication

Introduction: The Duty of Care in International Relations

2019
In this introduction, we lay out the premises, logics and content of the book in more detail. In the next section, we introduce a varied set of current ...
Publication : ARTIKKEL

The Duty of Care for Citizens Abroad: Security and Responsibility in the In Amenas and Fukushima Crises

2018
This article analyses the state’s duty of care (DoC) for citizens who fall victim to unforeseen catastrophic or violent events abroad. The DoC highlights ...
Publication : ARTIKKEL

Caring and Carers: Diplomatic Personnel and the Duty of Care

2018
This article deals with the duty of care that states hold in relation to their citizens abroad — more specifically, the double role of diplomatic personnel, ...
Publication : ARTIKKEL

Parental Child Abduction and the State: Identity, Diplomacy and the Duty of Care

2018
States alternate between the roles of ‘caretaker’ and ‘rescuer’ when providing care to citizens abroad. This article suggests that they are more likely ...
Publication : ARTIKKEL

Beskyttelsesplikt over alle grenser?

2017
Denne artikkelen diskuterer hva slags beskyttelsesplikt stater har overfor sine borgere, når de befinner seg utenfor statens grenser. Argumentene forankres ...
Publication : OVERSIKTSART

Prosjektleder

Temaer
Sikkerhetspolitikk  Terrorisme og ekstremisme  Konflikt  Styring  Utenrikspolitikk  Diplomati  Humanitære spørsmål  Fredsoperasjoner  Internasjonale organisasjoner
Deltakere

Francesco Strazzari

Tidligere ansatt

Eksterne

Xavier Guillaume, Uni. of Edinburgh
Kristian Søby Kristiansen, Uni. of Copenhagen, CMS
Anna Leander, Copenhagen Business School
Rebecca Adler-Nissen, Uni. of Copenhagen
Jan Meliessen, Clingendael
Maaike Okano-Hejmans, Clingendael
Ilan Kelman, University College London
Stig Jarle Hansen, NMBU, Noragric

Arrangementer
ons. 17 okt. 2018
Event
Time: 15:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

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