Anna Andersson

Doctoral Research Fellow - Norwegian Centre for Human Rights
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Anna holds a bachelor and a master with a major in law from Örebro University (2010), and a LLM/MAS in international humanitarian law and human rights from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law (2012). She has worked as a lecturer in law at several universities, as a research assistant on a project on human trafficking, with training of military and civilian personnel to multinational operations, and at the Swedish Migration agency. Previous experience also involves internships with Human Rights Watch and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining.


Anna joined the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo as a PhD candidate in May 2014. Her PhD-project, with the working title 'Law Enforcement in Armed Conflict', examines international law governing means and methods of force in operations switching between law enforcement and conduct of hostilities. Anna's primary research interests lay within international humanitarian law/the law of armed conflict, international human rights law and international criminal law.

In addition, Anna, together with Sofie Høgestøl and Anne Christie Lie, is co-editor of a book on Scandinavian foreign fighters entitled Fremmedkrigere: Forebygging, straffeforfølgning og rehabilitering i Skandinavia (Gyldendal, forthcoming 2017). The book is based on the multidisciplinary conference Nordic Approaches to Foreign Fighters (Oslo 2016). Anna is also working on a book chapter on convergences of international humanitarian law and human rights law together with professor Gentian Zyberi.

Anna is a member of the multidisciplinary Research School on Peace and Conflict since 2015.


At the faculty of law, University of Oslo, Anna teaches public international law, in particular human rights law, international humanitarian law/the law of armed conflict and international criminal law. She supervises students writing their master thesis in these areas as well as in international refugee law and Norwegian criminal law relating to terrorism. Previous teaching experience includes other areas of public international law, as well as constitutional EU-law, and international/EU/Swedish refugee and migration law.

Tags: International Humanitarian Law, Law of Armed Conflict, Human Rights, Conflict, International Criminal Law, Public International Law


  • Andersson, Anna Ingeborg (2017). Theoretical Boundaries of Armed Conflict and Human Rights. Nordic Journal of Human Rights.  ISSN 1891-8131.  35(3), s 304- 306

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