CALL FOR APPLICATION
ERC project RIVERS- Water/human rights beyond the human? Indigenous water ontologies, plurilegal encounters and interlegal translation (2019-2024), University Carlos III de Madrid (SPAIN)
ref. 2019/231 – Deadline: 28 January 2020 – Apply here
RIVERS’s main challenge is to produce ground-breaking knowledge, from an empirical, interdisciplinary and dialogic perspective, about the contentions and challenges intrinsic to reconceptualising human rights with different ways of understanding and relating to water. RIVERS’s overarching research question is: To what extent can international human rights law come to grips with plurilegal water realities? This project engages with one of the most pressing questions of this century: the relationship between humans and “nature”. RIVERS tackles two intertwined core objectives: 1) analysing different ways of knowing and relating to water and life among indigenous peoples and their understanding of its (potential) violation by extractive projects; 2) discussing the contributions, challenges and pitfalls of interlegal translation of differing water natures in plurilegal encounters at domestic and international levels. RIVERS will develop a multi-sited analysis and empirical case-studies in three contexts: Colombia, Nepal and the United Nations human rights protection system.
More information: www.rivers-ercproject.eu.
RIVERS seeks a PhD researcher to join an international and interdisciplinary research team led by the Principal Investigator, Prof. dr. Lieselotte Viaene, who is interested to:
Information about benefits, working conditions, documents to submit, selection procedure: see enclosed attachments and www.rivers-ercproject.eu.