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Annual Call for Projects 2001 A Policy Proposal for Promoting Inter-ethnic Stakeholder Enterprises in Macedonia

Prof. Norman Scott of the Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS) passed away on 10 March 2004. Professor Scott was former Director of the International Trade Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and Associate Professor of Eastern European and Soviet economics at GIIS. Since 1999, he was Director of the Diplomatic Studies Programme at GIIS, and a highly-respected member of the faculty.

The GIAN deeply regrets his passing and extends the sympathy and condolences of its members and staff to his...

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Annual Call for Projects 2001 Environment and Sustainable Development: Implications of Biosafety

This research project on biosafety will focus on issues raised by the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety signed in January 2000 in Montreal. The Cartagena Protocol is an important link in the implementation of instruments seeking to protect biodiversity from potential risks brought about by the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It is based on the precautionary principle and provides the introduction of safety norms during transport, use and disposal of GMOs regulated in the Protocol. It authorises importing countries to...

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Annual Call for Projects 2001 Linguistic Analysis and Collocation Extraction

Cross-cultural communication raises frequently the problem - in particular in the context of international organizations - of the proper understanding of idiomatic expressions, i.e. multi-word expressions whose meaning differs from the composition of the individual meaning of their parts. The importance of multi-word expressions is widely recognized in the domains of translation and terminology. For one thing, these expressions usually cannot be translated literally, and one must find adequate correspondence (idiomatic or not) in the target...

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Annual Call for Projects 2001 Negotiating Conflicts of Interest Related to Water Management

The program aims to develop and implement processes of negotiation in water-scarce contexts where conflicting interests lead to reduced water use efficiency.

Its specific objectives are:

• To identify and analyse conflicts of interest and secondary effects induced by water resource development programs and management systems;

• To develop tools and methods aimed at conciliating divergent objectives related to the utilisation of water and reducing secondary undesirable effects;

• To develop training material on the analysis of...

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Annual Call for Projects 2001 Peace and Social Reconstruction: A Study of the Paradoxal Dynamic between Individual and Collective Bereavement

The capacity of the human mind to accommodate the process of bereavement seems to be a major force in human beings. The process of collective bereavement develops much more slowly than individual bereavement as the paralysing or "gelling" of the process, particularly in situations of survival, has the tendency to inhibit the unfolding of the individual bereavement process, thereby also paralysing social reconstruction. This last phenomenon has important consequences for the relationship between individual and collective memory, on one hand,...

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Annual Call for Projects 2001 Social Challenge of Development: Globalisation, Inequalities and Social Protection

Within the GIAN framework and with its financial support, six institutions have decided to co-operate in an analysis of the effects of globalisation on inequality. This is one of the major questions of our time, at the intersection of politics and economics. The project considers the general impact of globalisation, and also focuses on health, education and social protection.

The Graduate Institute for Development Studies (GIDS) in Geneva, UNRISD (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development) and the Faculty of Economics of...

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Annual Call for Projects 2001 The Coordination of the Rules of International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law and Criminal Law Applicable to International Forces and Transitional Civil Administrations

This research aims at determining to what extent international human rights law, international humanitarian law, national criminal law and, where appropriate, international criminal law apply to the activities of military forces and international transitional civil administrations (ITAs), when one or different international organisations intervene and operate in a State's territory. An additional goal of this research is to determine whether the aforementioned legal regimes should be seen as complementary with one another, or, rather, they...

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Annual Call for Projects 2001 Understanding the Impact of Small Arms on Global Public Health

This project is a partnership comprised of three Geneva-based organizations, and a number of international collaborators (to be identified during Phase 1 of the project). The Geneva-based organizations include the World Health Organization (WHO): Injuries and Violence Prevention Department, the Graduate Institute of International Studies (GIIS): Small Arms Survey (SAS) project and the University of Geneva: Institute for Legal Medicine.

The project aims to document and better understand the public health effects associated with the...

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