Bailliet with op-ed in Dagens Næringsliv: "Passing over the Best"
Cecilia Bailliet asks if the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is supporting a practice of radical gender quotas for men. If true, she holds, this would be illegal.
Bailliet's op-ed was written in cooperation with Inga Bostad, Ingunn Ikdahl, Vibeke Blaker Strand, and Aslak Syse. It was penned in response to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affair's (MFA) nomination of Gunnar Bergby as a candidate to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. The authors question if the MFA is more concerned about gender balance than academic competence in promoting equality and stenghtening women's rights.
The op-ed was published in Dagens Næringsliv on March 31. Read the op-ed (pdf, in Norwegian)
Dagens Næringsliv also covered the story on March 31. Read the article here (pdf, in Norwegian)