Malcolm Langford

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Malcolm Langford is a Professor of Public Law, University of Oslo and Co-Director of the Centre on Law and Social Transformation, Chr. Michelsen Institute and University of Bergen. 

A lawyer and social scientist, his publications span human rights, international investment, international development, comparative constitutionalism, technology and the politics of the legal profession. Malcolm's awards include the University Medal in Economics from the University of NSW and the Young Scholar Prize from the European Society of International Law for his paper on Managing Backlash.

He is the Co-Editor of the Cambridge University Book Series on Globalization and Human Rightsleads a major research programme on the politics of branding the Nordic Model, co-coordinates three research grants on the politics of rights from the Research Councils of Norway and Sweden, and coordinates a DIKU teaching grant on the Digital Lawyer. Malcolm is the Chairperson of the ISDS Academic Forum, coordinates the Forum for Law and Social Science, co-directs the Global School on Socio-Economic Rights and Constitutional Law and Rights research groups, and acts as an advisor to various UN bodies, governments and NGOs.

He has previously been a Visiting Fellow at the University of California (Berkeley), Fridtjof Nansen Institute, University of Mannheim, University of Stellenbosch and Pluricourts Centre of Excellence, a Senior Legal Officer at the Centre on Housing and Evictions, Geneva (2001-2006), and a Research Fellow at the Norwegian Centre of Human Rights (2007-2014).

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Oxford Handbook on Economic and Social Rights (Oxford University Press, 2020) (Co-edited with K. Young). 

Human Rights and Development (Routledge, 2020) (Co-authored with P. Jones).

Business and Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2020) (Co-authored with C.M. O'Brien, M. Taylor, J. Ford & A. Ramasastray). 

Research Methods in Constitutional Law: A Handbook (Edward Elgar, 2019) (Co-edited with David Law).

Adjudicating Trade and Investment Disputes: Convergence or Divergence? (Cambridge University Press, 2019) (Co-edited with D. Behn and O.K. Fauchald).

The Legitimacy of Investment Treaty Arbitration: Empirical Perspectives (Cambridge University Press, 2019) (Co-edited with D. Behn and O.K. Fauchald).

Disability Social Rights (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2019) (Edited with Michael Stein) Sample Chapter

Children's Rights in Norway: An Implementation Paradox? (Universitetsforlaget, 2019) (Edited with M. Skivenes, K. Søvig) Website Open Access

Equality and Socio-Economic Rights: International Law in Context (forthcoming) (Edited). Website

The Human Right to Water: Theory, Practice and Prospects (Cambridge University Press, 2017) (Edited with A. Russell) Contents

Social Rights Judgments and the Politics of Compliance: Making it Stick (Cambridge University Press, 2017) (Edited with C. Rodriguez and J. Rossi) Website Book Review Book Review - Spanish

The Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Commentary (Pretoria: Pretoria University Law Press, 2016) PDF

Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa: Symbols or Substance? (Cambridge University Press, 2014) (Edited with B. Cousins, J. Dugard and T. Madlingozi): Website Ch. 7

Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights: Past, Present and Future (Cambridge University Press, 2013) (Edited with A. Sumner and A. Yamin): Website

Teoría y jurisprudencia de los derechos sociales: Tendencias incipientes en el derecho internacional y comparado (Bogotá: Universidad de los Andes and Siglo del Hombre Editores, 2013). (Spanish translation of Social Rights Jurisprudence with some updates). Website

Global Justice, State Duties: The Extra-Territorial Scope of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2013) (Edited with M. Scheinin, W. Vandenhole and W. Van Genugten)  Website Introduction

Social Rights Jurisprudence: Emerging Trends in International and Comparative Law  (Cambridge University Press, 2008). pp. 704 (Editor), Author of Introduction - Excerpt, Hungary and CESCR Chapters: Book Website, Reviews - EHRLR HHRJ

Litigating Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Legal Practitioners' Dossier (Geneva: COHRE, 2006), pp. 301 (with Aoife Nolan) PDF

Road to a Remedy: Current Issues in Litigation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (AHRC and University of NSW Press, 2005) (Co-editor with B. Thiele and J. Squires),  Wrote Introduction and Chapter 7: Judging Resource Availability PDF

Guest Editor - Special Journal Issues

Quantifying Human Rights, in Nordic Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 30, No. 3 (2012), pp. 222-400 (with S. Fukuda-Parr). PDF

The Optional Protocol to the ICESCR: Perspectives on a New International Complaint and Inquiry Procedure, in Nordic Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 27, No. 1 (2009)  PDF

Journal Articles 

'Critiques of Human Rights', Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 14 (2018), pp. 69-89. PDF

'The Commitment Curve: Global Regulation of Business and Human Rights', Journal of Business and Human Rights, Vol. 3. No. 2 (2018), pp. 157-185 - with T. Kirkebø PDF

‘Managing Backlash: The Evolving Investment Arbitrator?’, European Journal of International Law, Vol 29, No. 2, 2018, pp. 551-580 – with D. Behn. PDF

'Poor States or Poor Governance? Explaining Outcomes in Investment Treaty Arbitration', Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business, Vol. 38, No.3, 2018 - with Daniel Behn and Tarald Berge. PDF

‘The Revolving Door in International Investment Arbitration’, Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 20, No.2, 2017, pp. 301-332  – with Daniel Behn and Runar Lie. PDF

‘Trumping the Environment? An Empirical Perspective on Investment Treaty Arbitration’, World Journal of Investment and Trade, 18(1) (2017), 16-61 - with D. Behn. PDF

'Lost in Transformation? The Politics of the Sustainable Development Goals', Ethics and International Affairs, Vol. 30, No. 2 (2016), 167-176.  PDF PDF

‘Rights, Development and Critical Modernity’, Development and Change Vol. 46, No. 4 (2015), 777-802 PDF.

'Why Judicial Review?', Oslo Law Review, Vol. 2, No.1, 36-84 PDF

'The New Apologists: the International Court of Justice  and Human Rights', Retfærd, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 49-78.

'Muddying the Water? Assessing Target-Based Approaches in Development Cooperation for Water and Sanitation', Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol. 15, Nos. 2-3 (2014), pp. 247-260. PDF

'The Turn to Metrics', Nordic Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 30, No. 3 (2012), pp. 222-238 (with S. Fukuda-Parr). PDF

`Art or Science? Synthesising Lessons from Public Interest Litigation and the Dangers of Legal Determinism`, South African Journal on Human Rights Vol. 27, (2011), pp. 39-64 (with Jackie Dugard) PDF

'Between Demos and Ethnos: The Nepal Constitution and Indigenous Rights', International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, Vol. 18, No. 2 (2011) (with Peris Jones). PDF

'Constitutional Rights and Social Exclusion in Nepal', International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, Vol. 18, No. 2 (2011) (with Ananda Bhatterai). PDF

‘Å leve er også å bo: Norske boutgifter – i overensstemmelse med retten til bolig?”, Kritisk Juss, No. 2 (2011) (with Johannes Nilsen). PDF

'The New Kid on the Block: A Complaints Procedure for the Convention on the Rights of the Child', Nordic Journal of Human Rights, Volume 28, No. 3 (2010). PDF

'A Poverty of Rights: Six Ways to Fix the MDGs', IDS Bulletin, Vol. 41, No. 1 (2010), pp. 83-91 PDF

  • Reprinted in M. Grodin, D. Tarantola, G. Annas, and S. Gruskin (eds.), Health and human rights in a changing world, Routledge, London, 2013, 179-190.

'Right, Remedy or Rhetoric? Land Restitution in International Law', Nordic Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 28, No. 2 (2010).  PDF

'Domestic Adjudication of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: A Socio-Legal Survey', SUR -International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 11 (2009) PDF

  • Reprinted in O. De Schutter (ed.), Economic, Social And Cultural Rights as Human Rights, Edward Elgar Publishing 2013, chapter 4.

‘Poverty in Developed States: International Human Rights Law and the Right to a Remedy’, German Yearbook of International Law (2009), pp. 251-289.

'Closing the Gap? An Introduction to the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights', Nordic Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 27, No. 1 (2009), pp. 1-28. PDF

'Evolution or Revolution? Extrapolating from the Experience of the Human Rights Committee', Nordic Journal of Human Rights, Volume 27, No. 1 (2009), pp. 97-113. (with Martin Scheinin) PDF

Crossfire: There is no Human Right to Water for Livelihoods: A Debate with Melvin Woodhouse', Waterlines, Vol. 28, No. 1 (2009), pp. 5-12. PDF

‘The Path of Least Resistance: Expropriation and Eviction’, Land Reform, Land Settlement and Cooperatives, No. 1 (2008), pp. 32-45. PDF

'Global Precedent or 'Reasonable no More'? The Mazibuko Case', Journal of Water Law, October (2008), p. 73-78. PDF

'Beyond formalisation: The role of civil society in reclaiming the legal empowerment agenda', Legal Empowerment - A Way Out of Poverty, No. 4 (2007)

‘Ambition that overleaps itself? A Response to Stephen Tully’s ‘Critique’ of the General Comment on the Right to Water’, Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, Vol. 26, No. 3 (2006), pp. 433-459. PDF

'Expectation of Plenty: Response to Stephen Tully', Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, Vol. 26, No. 3 (2006), pp. 473-479. PDF

'The UN Concept of the Right to Water: New Paradigm for Old Problems?', International Journal of Water Resources Development, Vol. 21, No. 2 (2005), pp. 273-282. PDF

‘Nonsense upon Stilts: East Timor and the International Court of Justice’,  Australian Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 3 (1996), pp. 141-151 (with J Delaney).

‘The Gender Wage Gap in the 1990's’, Australian Economic Papers, Vol. 34 (1995), pp. 62-85. PDF

Review Essays and Book Reviews

Review of Human Rights, Corporate Complicity and Disinvestment, edited by G. Nystuen, A. Føllesdal and O. Mestad (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Modern Law Review , Vol. 75, No. 6 (2012), pp. 1178-1182. PDF

Keeping Up with the Fashion: Human Rights and Global Public Goods, International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, Vol. 16, No. 1 (2009), pp. 165-178. PDF

Book Chapters

‘Tempest in a Teapot: The International Investment Regime’, in T. Gammeltoft-Hansen and T. Aalberts (eds.), The Changing Practices of International Law: Sovereignty, Law and Politics in a Globalising World, 2017 – with D. Behn and Ole K. Fauchald.

‘Same-Sex Marriage in Polarised Times: Revisiting Joslin v New Zealand’, in E. Brems and E. Desmet (eds.), Rewriting Integrated Human Rights, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2017.

‘Interdisciplinarity and Multimethodism’, in B.A. Andreassen, H.O. Sano and S. McIerney-Lankford (eds.), Human Rights Research Methods, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2017, 161-191. PDF

’Socio-Economic Rights: Between Essentialism and Egalitarianism’, in R. Maliks & J. K. Schaffer (eds.), Moral and political conceptions of human rights: Implications for theory and practice, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2017.

‘The Norwegian Welfare State and Social Rights’, in T. Kotkas and K. Veitch, Social Rights and the Welfare State: Origins and Transformations, Routledge, London, 2017 Ch. 3.

’Poverty and Law: A Comparative Perspective’, in A. Durbach, B. Edgeworth, V. Sentas, eds., (2016), Law and Poverty in Australia: 40 Years after the Sackville Report, Federation Press, Sydney, ch. 4.

‘The View from Elsewhere: Scandinavian Penal Practices and International Critique’, in P.S. Smith, T. Ugelvik (eds.), Scandinavian Penal History, Culture and Prison Practice, Palgrave MacMillan, 2017 - with JK Schaffer, A.D. Fisher and F. Pareus. 

'The Worlds of Human Rights: Between Myths and Politics', in H. Jordheim and E. Sandmo (eds.), Conceptualizing the World (New York, Berghahn Books, forthcoming).

'Muddying the Water? Assessing Target-based Approaches in Development Cooperation for Water and Sanitation', in Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Alicia Yamin (eds.), The MDGs, Capabilities and Human Rights: The power of numbers to shape agendas (London: Routledge, 2015) - with Inga Winkler.

'The Justiciability of Social and Economic Rights' in Challenges in International Human Rights Law (Ashgate, 2014).

'Judicial Review in National Courts: Recognition and Responsiveness', in E. Riedel, G. Giacca and C. Golay (eds.), Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in International Law: Contemporary Issues and Challenges (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), Ch. 15.

'South Africa: From Struggle to Idealism and Back Again', in B. Andreassen and G. Crawford (ed.), Human Rights, Power and Non-Governmental Action: Comparative analyses of rights-based approaches and civic struggles in development contexts (London: Routledge, 2013), Ch. 4 (with B. Derman, T. Madligonzi, K. Moyo, J. Dugard, A.Hellum and S. Shirinda).

'De justiciabilité des droits sociaux: une analyse socio-juridique', in D. Roman (eds.), La justiciabilité des droits sociaux: Vecteurs et résistances
 (Editions A. Pedone, 2012).

“The Right to Water”, in S. Woolman, M. Bishop and J. Brickhall, Constitutional Law of South Africa (Juta/UCT Press, 2011) (Coauthored with R. Stacey and D. Chirwa).

'Cosmopolitan Competition: The Case of International Investment', in Katja Aas and Cecilia Bailliet, Cosmopolitan and its Discontents (London: Routledge, 2011). PDF

'Social Security and Children: Testing the Boundaires of Human Rights and Economics', in Stephen Marks, Bård Anders Andrassen and Arjun Sengupta, Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right: Economic Perspectives (Paris: UNESCO Publishing, 2009), pp. 193-217. PDF

'A Sort of Homecoming: Extra-Territorial Obligationss and the Right to Housing' in Mark Gibney and Sigrun Skogly, Universal Human RIghts Obligations  (Pennsylvania University Press, 2010) Website

Expropriation and Eviction: Grassroots and Human Rights Perspectives on compulsory Acquisition', in Compulsory Purchase and Compensation in Land Acquisition and Takings (Espoo: Publication B123 in Real Estate Studies and Economic Law, Helsinki University of Technology, 2008), pp. 174-194

‘Los derochos humanos y la crisis mundiales del agua: de la ley a la práctica', in M. Mancisidor (ed.), El derecho humano al agua: situación y retos de futuro (Barcelona: Icaria, 2008), pp. 55-81.

‘The Right to Social Security and Implications for Law, Policy and Practice’ in Eibe Riedel (ed.) Social Security as a Human Right: Drafting a General comment on Article 9 ICESCR – Some challenges (Berlin: SpringerVerlag, 2007), pp. 29-53. PDF

'Tragedy or Triumph of the Commons: Human Rights and the World Water Crises', Human Rights 2006: The Year in Review (Melbourne: Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, University of Monash, 2007), pp. 9-39.

The Justiciability of Social and Economic Rights: An Updated Appraisal (Belfast: Committee on the Administration of Justice, 2007) and Working Paper No. 14, Centre for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York University (with Bruce Porter and Aoife Nolan) PDF.

'The Right to Water in National Law: A Review', in Eibe Riedel (ed.), The Human Rights to Water (Berlin: Berliner WissenschaftsVerlag, 2006), pp. 115-126.

'El derecho humano al agua', in El derocho humano al agua en Mexico, Centroamerica y en al Caribe - Visiones versus Realidades (Berlin: Heinrich Bell Foundation, 2006) (with Ashfaq Khalfan).

'Right to Water', in Matthew Chaskalson, Janet Kentridge, Jonathan Klaaren, Gilbert Marcus, Derk Splitz and Stuart Woolman (eds.), Constitutional Law  of South Africa 2nd Ed. (Pretoria: Juta and Centre for Human Rights, 2005), pp. 56B1-28 (with Anton Kok)

'Right to Water in the South African Constitution', in Danie Brand and Christoph Heyns (eds.), Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa (Pretoria: Pretoria University Press, 2005), pp. 191-208 (with Anton Kok)

Working Papers


Poor states or poor governance? Explaining Outcomes in Investment Treaty Arbitration, Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Amsterdam, June 2016 - with D. Behn and T. Berge PDF

Norwegian Lawyers and Political Mobilization: 1623-2015, presented at the Department for Public and International Law, University of Oslo, 12 January 2016 PDF.

The Nordic Human Rights Paradox: Moving Beyond Exceptionalism, with Johan Karlsson Schaffer. PDF

Compliance with the Convention Against Torture, with Aled DilwynFisher and Johan Karlsson Schaffer. PDF

A Distorted Metric: The MDGs, Human Rights and Maximum Available Resources, with Ed Anderson. PDF.

The Art of the Impossible: Measurement Choices and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Background Paper for Governance and human rights: Criteria and measurement proposals for a post-2015 development agenda, OHCHR/UNDP Expert Consultation, New York, 13-14 November 2012 PDF

The Human Rights of Eastern European Roma in Norway, Presentation,Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, 17 December 2012. Powerpoint

Educating Everyone? Denial, Prejudice and the Reservoirs of Hate in the Wake of the Oslo Massacres, Keynote Speech, 2nd International Conference on Human Rights Education, 14-16 November 2011, Durban. (PDF forthcoming)

Reasonable or Risky? Norwegian Ratification of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Working Paper, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, 17 June 2011.

A Global Greencard? Putting Migration Back into Development, presented at Development Studies Association Conference, London, 4 November 2010 Abstract

A Complaints Procedure for the Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Commentary on the Second Draft, Working Paper, SERP, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, February 2011 (with Sevda Clark)

A Complaints Procedure for the Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Commentary on the Second Draft, Working Paper, SERP, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, December 2010 (with Sevda Clark) PDF

Refraction? The Constitutional-Regional Variable and the Domestic Effects of International Human Rights Treaties, presented at the Colloquium on the Domestic Consequences of Internaitonal Human Rights Treaty Ratification, New York University, 15-16 October 2010.

Right to Sanitation in Internaitonal Law, Working Paper, U.N. Doc. A/HRC/12/NI/7, presented at the UN Human Rights Council, 4 September 2009. PDF

Mining the Gap? Reconciling Human Rights and Bilateral Investment Arbitration - The Forresti Case, Presented at Bilateral Investment Treaties and Human Rights, Rights and Democracy, 19-20 March 2009  (with Khulekani Moyo).

Dignity in the Rubble: Forced Evictions and International Human Rights Law, COHRE Working Paper (2005). PDF

Indicators for the Right to Water: Concept Paper (Berlin: Heinrich Boell Foundation, Bread for the World and Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, 2005) (with Virginia Roaf and Ashfaq Khalfan).

Best Practice Disability Employment Policy, Working Paper, Eden Network, February 2000.

The World Market for Desiccated Coconut: A Philippines Perspective, Research Report No. 5, Australian Centre for Agricultural Research, Centre for Applied Economic Research, University of NSW, 1994.


Criminalisation of Homelessness in Oslo: An Investigation (Oslo: Norwegian National Institution for Human Rights, 2015) PDF

Human Rights and the MDGs in Practice: A Review of Country Strategies and Reporting (Geneva: UN OHCHR, 2010)

Bilateral Investment Treaty Policy Framework Review - South Africa: Submission (LRC, CALS; NCHR, 2009), pp. 53 (with J. Maupin), PDF

Claiming the MDGS: A Human Rights Approach (Geneva: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2008), pp. 52. PDF

Water Services Fault Lines: An Assessment of South Africa’s Water and Sanitation Provision across 15 Municipalities (Johannesburg: Centre for Applied Legal Studies 2008) pp. 88 (with Kate Tissington, Marc Dettmann, Jackie Dugard and Sonkita Conteh). 

Human Rights Report: South Africa, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Oslo, Five Reports, October 2007 - December 2009.

Kenyan-German development cooperation in the water sector: Assessment from a human rights perspective, on behalf of the GTZ cross-sectoral project “Realising Human Rights in Development Cooperation”, Eschborn, May 2007 (with Munguti Katui Katua, Ashfaq Khalfan, and Monika Lüke).

Beyond Formalisation: A land rights agenda for Norwegian development and foreign policy, The Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development, June 2007 (Editor).

Listening to the Poor: Housing Rights in Nairobi, Kenya (Geneva: COHRE, 2006), pp. 166 

Slum Upgrading and Human Rights (Geneva: COHRE Kenya Housing Rights Project, 2005) (with Leslie Quitzow and Virginia Roaf).

Litigating Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Achievements, Challenges and Strategies (Geneva: Centre on Housing Rights & Evictions, 2003), pp.184.

Indigenous Deaths in Custody 1989-1996: A Report Prepared by the Office of the Aboriginal and Toerres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner (Sydney: HREOC, 1996)

Selected Media

'Klimastreikende ungdom behandles som de første kvinnesaksforkjemperne', Aftenposten, 27 March 2019.

'Fra internasjonalisering til mangfold', Morgenbladet, 20 March 2019.

'New Zealand terrorisme', NRK Nyheter, 18 March 2019.

'FNs sikkerhetsråd', NRK Urix, 11 March 2019.

'Debates on Norway's Campaign for a UN Security Council Seat", NRK Urix, 11 March 2019.

'Norway puts plans for ‘corporate’ universities on ice', Times Higher Education, 23 January 2019.

'2018 ble et annus horribilis for rettsstaten. Her er fire ønsker for et bedre 2019', Aftenposten, 10 January 2019.

'Hvor var Norge? DN, 9 November 2018 - with Tarald Berge.

'Internasjonale forskere for mer norsk og mer mangfold', Khrono, 8 November 2018.

'Can investment arbitration fix itself?', EJIL:Talk!, 31 October 2018 - with Daniel Behn. 

'I USA kan det bli en ny generasjonskrig om høyesterett', Aftenposten, 9 October 2018.

'Australias vei mot kaos', NRK Ytring, 14 Sep 2018.

'Norge vingler stadig mer i utenrikspolitikken, så hvorfor skal nettopp vi få plass i FNs sikkerhetsråd', Aftenposten, 18 Aug 2018.

'Blåser opp til ny abortkamp', Vårt Land, 9 July 2018.

'Nynorskdebatten: – Ikke bruk utenlandske forskere som argument', Forskerforum, 19 June 2018.

'Det er grunn til bekymring for foretaksmodellen i universitets- og høyskolesektoren', Aftenposten, 15 May 2018

Ny kampanje mot foretaksmodell, Khrono, 4 May 2018.

'Kunnskapsforetak? Nei takk!', Aftenposten, 1 May 2018.

Regjeringen kritiseres for uklar tale om Syria-angrep, Klassekampen, 19 April 2018.

'Et ulovlig missilangrep', Aftenposten, 16. April 2018

'Norsk stillhet om Tyrkias ulovlige bruk av makt', Dagbladet, 29 March 2018.

'Hva kan studenter og forelesere forvente av hverandre?', Khrono, 19 March 2018.

'Internasjonaliseringsdebatten: – En suppe av synsing', Forskerforum, 5 March 2018.

'Den brysomme rettssikkerheten', Aftenposten, 13 February 2018.

'Mindre tabloid – mer handling', Morgenbladet, 10 February 2018.

'Fire juridiske kniper for Europas separatister', Aftenposten, 22 January 2018

'SSBs kriminalstatistikk', Aftenposten, 15 January 2018

'Er internasjonale forskere en fare for norsk akademia?', Aftenposten, 10 January 2018

'Siktede innvandrere er ikke kriminelle', Aftenposten, 22 December 2017

'Reaksjoner på at Graver ønsker «erotisk anerkjennelse» på jobb', 21 December 2017 

'Å bryte stillheten er viktig, men det er ikke no'’, Morgenbladet1 December 2017.

'Frp bøyer ikke av for presset og beholder Hagen som kandidat til Nobelkomiteen', Aftenposten, 29 November 2017.

'Jusprofessorer vil ha gjennomgang av valgrutinene til Nobelkomiteen', NRK, 29 November 2017.

'Med makt til å trakassere', Klassekampen, 25 November 2017. 

'Arrestasjoner Catalonia', NRK Dagsnytt 18, 3 November 2017.

'President Trump vil avskaffe USAs Green Card-lotteri', NRK Studio 2, 2 November 2017.

'Nikabforbud er symbolpolitikk som innskrenker de rammedes frihet', Aftenposten18 October 2017 - with Marion Stavsøien.

'Tredjestaters støtte til et løsrevet Catalonia kan tolkes som en krenkelse av Spanias suverenitet', Aftenposten, 9 October 2017.

'Ekspert: – Militsgrupper i Charlottesville gjør situasjonen mer spent', Intervju, VG, 14 August 2017

'Økt jaging av fattige er et tvilsomt grep', Dagbladet, 11 August 2017.

'Da fortet åpnet portene', Klassekampen, 25. July 2017, with Johan Schaffer, Eirinn Larsen and Veronique Pouillard

'The Ethics and Empirics of Double Hatting', ESIL Reflection, Vol. 6, No. 7 (2017), pp. 1-12.

'Amerikansk høyesteretts mest konservative?' Dagbladet, 13 July 2017.

'Oslo kommune bør opprette flere sengeplasser for tilreisende bostedsløse', Vårt Oslo, 29 May 2017.

'USAs angrep mot Syria var ulovlig', Aftenposten, 11 April 2017.

'Trumps innreiseforbud kan ha en sjanse i Høyesterett', TV2, 16 March 2017.

'Duket for intern maktkamp', Klassekampen, 6 February 2017.

'Public responses to 'hot button' court decisions', ABC New Radio, 7 June 2016.

'Har vi vedtatt en sexkjøpslov som gjør livet farligere for andre mennesker?' Aftenposten, 21 April 2016.

'Funnene som er funnet i den nye rapporten om soveforbudet, er så alvorlige at de fordrer politisk endring', Dagbladet, 28 August 2015 - with K. Hogdahl.. 

Intervju i Dagsavisen, H. Skjeseth, ‘Færre fattige og mindre sult’, 8 juli 2014.

'Jens, vi trenger en boligstatsråd' [Prime Minister, we need a Housing Minister], Dagsavisn, 17 November 2011 Link

'Plikt til å debattere, om ikke til å stemme' [A duty to debate, if not to vote], Dagbladet 29 August 2011, p. 51. PDF

'Fattigdomspropaganda' [Poverty Propaganda], Dagbladet, 22 September 2010 PDF (Response by Foreign and Development Ministers)

'Fotball-VMs mørke side' [The World Cup's Dark Side], Aftenposten, 10 July 2010 Link

'Asylsøkerne har ikke skylden' [Don't blame Asylum Seekers] Aftenposten, 16 February 2009  Link

'Clarity needed on SA's bilateral treaties', Business Day, 11 November 2009 (with Jason Brickhall and Mary Munyembate) PDF

‘Ikke glem oss!’[Don’t forget us!], Aftenposten, 6 June  2009, p. 3, Reply with Tore Rem. [PDF]

’Et rom for ytringsfrihet’[A space within freedom of expression], Aftenposten, 14 May  2009, p. 3, Reply with Tore Rem. PDF

‘The Department must do more than tread water’ Business Day, 26 November 2008 p. 15 (with Jackie Dugard). PDF

‘Ja til overgrep? Norge har gjort en helvomvending i FNS Menneskerettighetsråd’ [Yes to violations? Norway’s backflip in the Human Rights’ Council], Klassekampen, 28 April 2008, p. 13 (with Asbjørn Eide).

‘Vann til alle!’ [Water for everyone!], Dagbladet, Wednesday 3 October 2007 (with Elise Christensen).

'Zimbabwe slum evictions  'a crime'', BBC, 23 May 2007 PDF

Shorter Articles

'The Ethics and Empirics of Double Hatting', ESIL Reflection, Vol. 6, No. 7 (2017), pp. 1-12.

'Kriminaliseringen av hjemløshet: hvordan går Oslo fram?', MRbloggen, 4 September 2015.

'Between Fundamentalisms', I Am Charlie Cartoon Festival, 27 February 2015, Drammen Theatre, speech and blog.

’Därför nedprioriterar Norden mänskliga rättigheter’, Axess No. 5 (2012) (with J. K. Schaffer) Link

’Rett til vann’ [Right to Water], in "Oljetønner og kaffebønner - kampen om naturressursene" (LAG, 2008).

‘Housing Rights in Europe, Just News: Human Rights in Northern Ireland, April 2007, pp. 4-5.

‘A place to call home? Migrants and Housing Rights’, Habitat Debate, Vol. 12, No. 3 (2006) (with Monika Lueke).

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