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Torhild Breidlid holds an MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. She wrote her Master thesis on the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Uganda. In her thesis she discusses the contribution of the ICC and other stakeholders to promote domestic prosecutions of war- related crimes in Uganda. The thesis is interdisciplinary, analyzing international criminal law in a wider political context.

She also holds a BA in Development Studies from Oslo University College. Her BA thesis is about political corruption in Kenya.

Breidlid has work experience from Kenya. As part of an internship at a local NGO in 2011, she was part of a research team, exploring how poverty affects education, health and family life in the community of Athi River, Nairobi.

In 2013 Breidlid was an intern at the Center for Religious and Cross Cultural Studies, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. As part of her internship, she conducted research on religious violence against the Ahmadiyah community in Indonesia. The research resulted in a publication in an Indonesian journal.


Torhild Breidlid has also working experience from International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) and the International Criminal Court (ICC).


Academic Interests

  • Transitional justice and International criminal law
  • Extremism
  • Women rights vs. cultural and religious rights
  • Ethnicity and Ethnic conflict



Published Aug. 30, 2016 1:27 PM - Last modified Oct. 29, 2016 5:55 PM