Research Project

Essex Armed Conflict and Crisis Hub

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Multidisciplinary projects and expertise on humanitarian crisis and conflict

The Essex Armed Conflict and Crisis Hub brings together experts from across Essex University and beyond to operate at the cutting edge of research, projects and partnerships that deliver transformative impact on humanitarian issues in armed conflict and crisis.

What we do

Members of the Armed Conflict and Crisis Hub provide high-quality research, support, consultancy and training for practitioners and stakeholders around the world working on humanitarian concerns in armed conflict and crises. Students can also get involved in a wide range of projects and work in partnership with humanitarian organisations across the globe.

Find out what goes on at the Hub for information about our projects, consultancy work and training for practitioners around the globe.


The Hub seeks to identify key challenges through projects and areas of research, addressing issues such as the protection of civilians in conflict, social work in situations of emergency, displacement and refugee law, journalists and the media in conflict settings, conflict-related trauma, accountability for violations, and much more.

Discover our interdisciplinary research, including information about existing projects and access to publications.

Our members

Our members cross disciplinary boundaries and include experts in international law, political science, media studies, history of conflict, and more.

Meet the members of the Armed Conflict and Crisis Hub from across a range of departments.

News and events

We organise regular student-oriented events on conflict and crisis, including discussing current conflict-related events and movie nights. Members of the Hub also provide expertise for a range of events related to conflict and humanitarian crises.

Find out what’s on at the Armed Conflict and Crisis Hub, or invite one of our experts to speak at an event.


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We're proud to..
  • Deliver transformational research that informs governments and policy makers
  • Make significant impact on real life humanitarian crises 
  • Provide Essex students with the opportunity to work with global institutions 
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LLM International Humanitarian Law

The LLM International Humanitarian Law provides students with a balance of theory and practice, with the opportunity to explore the law of armed conflict, the application of human rights in conflict and crises, and a range of options including the application of refugee law and criminal law in the context of armed conflict and acute crisis.

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