Cecilia Marcela Bailliet

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Cecilia M. Bailliet is Professor, Director of the Masters Program in Public International Law, and responsible for the Profile on International Law. She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a combined J.D./M.A. (honours) degree from The George Washington University Law School & Elliott School of International Affairs (U.S.A). She received her Doctorate in law from the University of Oslo. Bailliet researches transnational and cross-disciplinary issues within international law including general public international law, human rights, refugee law, counter-terrorism, and peace. Bailliet's books include Promoting Peace Through International Law (OUP 2015), The Legitimacy of International Criminal Tribunals (CUP 2017), Non-State Actors, Soft Law, and Protective Regimes (CUP 2012), Cosmopolitan Justice and its Discontents (Routledge 2011), and Security: A Multidisciplinary Normative Approach (Brill 2009).

She has served as consultant to national and international organizations, and her research has been the basis for the creation of guidelines in various institutions. She created the courses "Refugee and Asylum Law" and "The Right to Peace" and is in charge of the Masters Level course on "Public International Law" at the Law Faculty.

Bailliet also established a series of interviews with international judges on the evolution of international law

She is a Book Review editor at the Nordic Journal of International Law and was guest co-editor of the Special Edition in honour of Raoul Wallenberg and guest editor of the Special Edition on Children's Rights (in honour of Lucy Smith). 

She is a member of the Academic Review Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal.

Bailliet is an editor at Intl Law Grrls Blog.

Bailliet is also a member of the Advisory Board of Aarhus University's School of Business and Social Sciences.  She is currently on the Steering Committee of "The Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order" research project, awarded Centre of Excellence Status, where she coordinates the pillar on International Criminal Law.

Bailliet was Deputy Director of the Department of Public & International Law from 2010-2013. At present she is a member of the Committee overseeing the Masters Program in Law (PMR) which reviews the quality of legal education.

Field of research

  • Public International Law
  • Human Rights
  • Counter-Terrorism
  • Refugee Law
  • Peace


Organization of Conferences


N. Hayashi & Cecilia M. Bailliet (Eds.), The Legitimacy of International Criminal Tribunal (CUP 2017)

Cecilia M. Bailliet, "A Nordic Approach to Promoting women's rights within International Law: Internal v. External Perspecitves", 85 (4) Nordic Journal of Internaitonal Law 2016

Cecilia M. Bailliet, "National Case Law as a Generator of International Refugee Law: Rectifiying an Imbalance within UNHCR Guidelines on International Protection", Emory International Law Review in 29 (3) Emory International Law Review 2015.

Cecilia M. Bailliet & Kjetil M. Larsen, Promoting Peace Through International Law (2015 Oxford University Press)

Cecilia M. Bailliet, "Normative Foundations of the International Law of Peace" in Bailliet & Larsen, Promoting Peace Through International Law (2015 OUP)

Simon O'Connor & Cecilia Bailliet, "The Good faith) obligation to maintain international peace and security and the pacific settlement of disputes" in Bailliet & Larsen, Promoting Peace Through International Law (OUP 2015)

Cecilia Bailliet, National Caselaw as a generator of Refugee Law: ESIL SSRN

Cecilia M. Bailliet, "Untraditional Approaches to Law: Teaching the International Law of Peace", in 12 (2) Santa Clara Journal of International Law (2014)

Cecilia M. Bailliet, "Measuring Compliance with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: The Ongoing Challenge of Judicial Independence in Latin America", Nordic Journal of Human Rights 31:4 (2013)

Cecilia M. Bailliet and Kjetil Mujezinović Larsen, “Nordic Expert Consultation on the Right to Peace: Summary and Recommendations”, Nordic Journal of Human Rights 31 (2) (2013)

Cecilia M. Bailliet "Reinterpreting Human Rights through Global Media: A Case Study of Al Jazeera English" in 2(1) Canadian Journal of Human Rights (2013)

Cecilia M. Bailliet (ed.) Non-State Actors, Soft Law, and Protective Regimes (Cambridge 2012)

Cecilia M. Bailliet, "What is to Become of the Human Rights Rule-Based International Order in an Age of Neo-Medievalism?" in Bailliet, Non-State Actors, Soft Law & Protective Regimes: From the Margins (Cambridge 2012)

Cecilia M. Bailliet, "From CEDAW to the American Convention: Elucidation of Women’s Right to a Life’s Project and Protection of Maternal Identity within Inter-American Human Rights Jurisprudence" in Anne Hellum & Henriette Sinding Aasen (eds.) Women's Human Rights: CEDAW in International, Regional and National Perspectives (forthcoming Cambridge 2013)

Cecilia M. Bailliet, "Persecution in the Home: Applying the Due Diligence Standard to Harmful Traditional Practices within Human Rights and Refugee Law.", in 30 (1) Nordic Journal of Human Rights 36 (2012)

Cecilia M. Bailliet, Book Review: A.A. Cancado Trindade, International Law for Humankind: Towards a New Jus Gentium (Brill 2010) in 81 Nordic Journal of International Law 258 (2012)

Cecilia M. Bailliet, Exposing Checks & Balances in War Powers: A Solider’s Tale of Cosmopolitan Federalism in Bailliet & Aas, Cosmopolitan Justice and its Discontents (Routledge 2011)

Cecilia M. Bailliet & Katja Franko Aas, Cosmopolitan Justice and its Discontents (Routledge 2011)

Cecilia M. Bailliet, "Towards Holistic Transnational Protection: An Overview of International Public Law Approaches to Kidnapping" in Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, Vol. 38 (4) (Fall 2010)

Cecilia M. Bailliet, Book Review: Malcolm Langford, Social Rights Jurisprudence Emerging Trends in International and Comparative Law (Cambridge UP 2008), in European Human Rights Law Review, Issue 6 (2010)

Cecilia M. Bailliet, "Constitutional Underpinnings for Conscientious Objection in Allegiance to International Public Law Norms pertaining to War", in Christoffer C. Eriksen & Marius Emberland, The New International Law: An Anthology, Martinus Nijhoff 2010

Cecilia M. Bailliet, Towards the Restoration of Individualized Assessment of Mental Health in Refugee Law. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening 2009 ;Volum 46.(12) s. 1163-1168

Cecilia Bailliet (Ed.), Security: A Multidisciplinary Normative Approach, Brill International Humanitarian Law Series, 26 (2009), ISBN 9789004172968

Cecilia Bailliet, The "Unrule" of Law: Unintended Consequences of Applying the Responsibility to Prevent to Counterterrorism, A Case Study of Colombia's Raid in Ecuador, in Bailliet (Ed.), Security: A Multidisciplinary Normative Approach (Brill 2009)

Cecilia Bailliet, Examining Sexual Violence in the Military within the Context of Eritrean Asylum Claims Presented in Norway, International Journal of Refugee Law 2007 Vol. 19 No. 3.

Cecilia Bailliet,“War in the Home”: An Exposition of Protection Issues Pertaining to the Use of House Raids in Counterinsurgency Operations, Journal of Military Ethics, Vol. 6, No. 3, 173-197, 2007

Cecilia Bailliet, "Assessing Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello within the Refugee Status Determination Process: Contemplations on Conscientious Objectors Seeking Asylum", Georgetown Immigration Law Journal Vol. 20 No. 3 Spring 2006.

Cecilia Bailliet, Responsibilities of the Destination Country, Forced Migration Review, 2006, Vol. 25, 28-30

Cecilia Bailliet, Book Review: Feller, Turk & Nicholson (eds.) Refugee Protection in International Law (Cambridge 2003), International Journal of Refugee Law 2005 Vol. 17 643-647.

Cecilia Bailliet, New Challenges in Policy Development: Norway as Destination Country for Trafficking, Trafficking and Human Rights Conference, Report on Trafficking and Human Rights, Amnesty International Norway/ProSenteret 2005

Cecilia Bailliet, Between Conflict & Consensus: Conciliating Land Disputes in Guatemala (PDF 10 452KB)

Cecilia Bailliet, “Reflections on the Use of Conciliation in Land Disputes” in FAO Roundtable on Land Disputes in Latin America, July 24-27 2002

Cecilia Bailliet, Final Asylum v. Humanitarian Protection (PDF 1026KB) Study of the Grey Zone between Asylum and Humanitarian Protection in Norwegian Law & Practice

Cecilia Bailliet, “Property Restitution: A Transnational Dilemma” in Scott Leckie (Ed.) Housing and Property Restitution for Refugees (Transnational Pub. 2003)

Cecilia Bailliet, “Researching Internal Displacement: A Legal Perspective” & “Between Conflict & Consensus: Preventing Internal Displacement” published by University of Trondheim proceedings from seminar on Researching Internal Displacement, State of the Art (2003)

Cecilia Bailliet, “The Tampa Case and its Impact on Burden-Sharing at Sea”, Human Rights Quarterly August 2003

Cecilia Bailliet, Textbox: The Unrecognized Displaced NRC Global IDP Database Report 2002

Cecilia Bailliet, ”Perpetuating Internal Displacement: The Misapplication of Internal Flight Alternative and Non-State Agents of Persecution within the Context of Colombian Asylum Seekers” in JURIDIKUM: ZEITSCHRIFT IM RECHTSSTAAT Nr.1 2000, ISSN 1019-5394

Cecilia Bailliet, ”Perpetuando el desplazamiento interno” in MIGRACIONES FORZOSAS, Oct-Dec. 1999 (published by Refugee Studies Programme)

Cecilia Bailliet, ”Unfinished Business: The IDP Land Question in Guatemala” in FORCED MIGRATION REVIEW, April 2000, ISSN 1460-9819.

Cecilia Bailliet, ”The Impact of Forced Migration on Women: Legal Identity and Dispute Resolution of Land Rights in Guatemala and Colombia” in GENDER AND THE LAND QUESTION, papers presented at a Workshop on Women’s Land Rights in March 1999, Working Papers in Women’s Law No. 49, UiO November 1999.

Cecilia Bailliet, ”Preventing Internal Displacement: Conciliating Land Conflicts in Guatemala” REFUGEE SURVEY QUATERLY Special Issue 19 Nr. 2 on Housing and Property Restitution for Returnees 2000.

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