Johan Vorland Wibye

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Public and International Law
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Master of Laws, University of Oslo 2010.

Magister Juris, University of Oxford 2012.

Bachelor of Philosophy, University of Oslo, 2015.

Johan Vorland Wibye worked as an associate with Haavind in 2010-2011, and as an advisor with The Parliamentary Ombudsman from 2012 to 2015. He was accepted as a Ph.D. fellow in 2015. 

Fields of research

Wibye’s project lies within the field of rights theory. The aim is to explore ways of differentiating between legal rights based on their form and structure, rather than distinctions based on normative hierarchies, the source of the legal right in question, its function, its carrier or what action it regulates. Two of the candidates for distinctions between legal rights based on their structure are the Hohfeldian analysis of rights and the possible dichotomy between positive and negative rights. All candidates will be assessed according to their ability to clarify the properties of both national and international rights legislation.


Johan Vorland Wibye is currently teaching in public law and the philosophy of law.

Published Aug. 17, 2015 8:35 AM - Last modified Apr. 24, 2017 2:47 PM