His Majesty the King's Gold Medal awarded to Kjersti Lohne
Kjersti Lohne is the first criminologist from the University of Oslo to receive His Majesty the King’s Gold Medal. The medal will be awarded at a prize ceremony at the annual celebration of the University of Oslo on September 1st.
Kjersti Lohne. Photo:Ystehede (UiO)
His Majesty the King’s Gold Medal is awarded once every two years to an outstanding young researcher at the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo.
Lohne is awarded the medal for her PhD dissertation Advocates of Humanity: Human Rights NGOs in International Criminal Justice. Her research combines perspectives from criminology, sociology of law, international criminal justice and political sociology. Based on fieldwork in the Netherlands and Uganda, Lohne analyzes the role of human right NGOs in the international criminal justice system.
Outstanding criminological research
“On behalf of the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, I wish to congratulate Kjersti for a highly earned acknowledgement. It does not come as a surprise that her research receives recognition. Her research is groundbreaking with rich empirical data and innovative perspectives”, says Professor Heidi Mork Lomell, Head of Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law.
“Kjersti is the first criminologist receiving this award. Representing a small social science department at the Faculty of Law, Kjersti’s dissertation is an outstanding example of the value of criminology as an interdisciplinary field of study”, says Lomell.