Guest Scholars

The Institute regularly welcomes guest scholars in Lund to be part of the Institute’s research environment, the Lund Human Rights Research Hub, and to draw on the expertise and resources of the Institute (including the Institute’s Library and the capacity-building programs pursued by the Institute worldwide) and those of Lund University. Here guest scholars will be exposed to both academic and applied approaches to the study of human rights in a multi-disciplinary environment. We welcome applications from doctoral students, post-doc researchers and professors interested in human rights.

We follow a two stage application process in order to expedite the selection process.

First stage

The documents the applicant is kindly asked to submit are:

  1. CV, including list of publications,
  2. Half page description of the planned activities at Institute, especially the topic of interest and research focus,
  3. Dates for the stay at Institute in Lund,
  4. Source of funding.

The documents are reviewed in order to decide whether the proposed research project activities are in line with the Institute’s current focus areas. We aim to answer an applicant within two weeks, often much sooner, of receiving the application. The answer will either invite the applicant to submit the documents indicated at the second stage (below) or inform about Institute’s inability to host the applicant.

Second stage

The document to be submitted is a three-page description of the research project (including its potential outcomes) and activities the applicant plans to conduct at Institute during his/her stay in Lund.

Please note that the Institute is unable to provide any financial support for our guest scholars. The Institute offers an office, computer, internet and library access and the opportunity to be part of the research environment of the Institute. The Institute is an equal opportunity institution.

For more information please contact:

Radu Mares

Radu Mares

Acting Research Director, Associate Professor, Head of Economic Globalisation and Human Rights Thematic Area

Phone: + 46 46 222 12 43

Radu Mares is senior researcher at Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights. He has Doctor of Law (2006) and Associate Professor (Reader/Docent) (2012) degrees from the Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden.

He is specialised in the area of business and human rights, with a focus on multinational enterprises and global supply chains. His work combines transnational law, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility perspectives.

Mares has edited The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights – Foundations and Implementation (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012) and authored The Dynamics of Corporate Social Responsibilities (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008). He has written about the relation between law and self-regulation, on corporate responsibilities in the mining industry and supply chain contexts, and on regulatory aspects raised by the corporate ‘responsibility to respect’ human rights. Recent publications include ‘De-centring human rights from the international order of states The alignment and interaction of transnational policy channels’ (Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 2016) and ‘“Respect” human rights: Concept and convergence’ (Law, Business and Human Rights – Bridging the Gap, Bird, Cahoy, Prenkert (eds.), 2014).

Keywords: Corporate social responsibility (CSR), supply chain management, multistakeholder partnerships, transnational law, international economic law, regulatory theory, good governance.

Selected Publications