Kjetil Mujezinović Larsen
Born 1976, cand.jur. (Norwegian law degree) University of Oslo 2002, Ph.D. University of Oslo 2010. Professor of Law from 15 September 2012. Ph.D. candidate at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights from 2006, Associate Professor from 2011. Affiliated with the Departement of Public and International Law from September 2017.
Before moving to the University, I worked in the Ministry of Justice's Legislation Department (2003-2006) and with the Norwegian Parliamentary Ombudsman (2002-2003). I was Secretary for the committee that prepared a new Administration of Estates Act ("Skiftelovutvalget"), 2005-2007. I was a member in the Council of Europe's Working Party on Missing Persons (under CJ-FA) 2008-2009. University of Cambridge, in 2009.
I defended my Ph.D. thesis on 20 October 2010. The title of the thesis was "The European Convention on Human Rights and UN-Mandated Peace Operations: A Square Peg in a Round Hole?". The thesis was later published as the book "The Human Rights Treaty Obligations of Peacekeepers" (Cambridge University Press, 2012).
My research areas include international human rights law (particularly human rights in conflicts), international humanitarian law, and general international law (particularly the responsibility of international organizations). Ongoing research projects address primarily 1) the application of human rights law in peace operations, and 2) missing and disappeared persons.