“Human rights and the more-than-human: legal anthropological dialogues”

Our Principal Investigator, Lieselotte Viaene, is gonna give the seminar “Human rights and the more-than-human: legal anthropological dialogues” at Queen’s University Belfast School of Law, Human Rights Centre.

Date: 19 November, 2pm (N-Ireland) – 3pm (Madrid)

Via MS Teams register to attend here:

“A new viewpoint on human rights: the-more-than-human”
An interview with the EU Research magazine

EU Research spoke to our Principal Investigator, Lieselotte Viaene, about the work of the RIVERS project in investigating how human rights and international law can move beyond its anthropocentric dogma by learning from the relationships that indigenous peoples have with water and nature.

Read here the full interview here.

PhD Position: “UN, human rights to water & indigenous peoples”

ref. 2020/262

Deadline: 7 November 2020

Apply at:

RIVERS seeks a PhD researcher to join international and interdisciplinary research team led
by the Principal Investigator, Prof. dr. Lieselotte Viaene who is interested to:

    • Develop research within work package C “Human rights treaty bodies: water knowledge and
      norm production” of research stream II of the RIVERS project,
    • Conduct ethnographic research (participant participation, in-depth interviews, focus groups,
      individual interviews) during the sessions of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural
      Rights (CESCR); activities of the mandates of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to
      safe drinking water and sanitation and the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the
      environment; relevant side events in Geneva
    • Develop his/her doctoral thesis under the supervision of the Principal Investigator of RIVERS,
      within the general themes of the RIVERS project and enroll in one of the PhD programmes
      of the University Carlos III de Madrid (info: )
    • Participate in the project’s regular team meetings and (internal and public) seminars,
    • Present and publish joint publications related to the research findings (academic
      publications, research reports, policy briefs, …),
    • Participate in and support in the organization of scientific events and events for civil society
      (for example cineforo),
    • Contribute to RIVERS’s communication and dissemination activities (website, social media,
    • Support any research activities associated with the project’s general objectives.

More information about benefits, working conditions, documents to submit, selection procedure: download complete call here.

Reparación del territorio y la Naturaleza como Víctima

Fecha: 14 de agosto de 2020 – 4pm hora de Madrid; 9am Colombia y Ecuador; Brasil 11am; Guatemala 8am

La Comisión Étnica-Racial de la Jurisdicción Especial para la Paz (JEP) de Colombia y el Proyecto ERC RIVERS (UC3M) les invitamos cordialmente al Círculo de la Palabra. Armonía de la Madre Tierra: reparación del territorio y la Naturaleza como víctima que se organiza en el marco de la semana de los Pueblos Indígenas en el Sistema Integral de Verdad, Justicia, Reparación y No-Repetición de Colombia.

Online Zoom: