Sofie Alexandra Engli Høgestøl

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Phone +47 22859631
Room 116 DMW
Visiting address Karl Johans gate 47 Domus Media 0162 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 Oslo

Academic interests

My primary research field is international criminal law, with a particular focus on different types of international criminal justice mechanisms. I am also interested in the way in which national jurisdictions, like Norway, prosecute international crimes.

My current research focus is:  

  • International criminal courts
  • Foreign fighters
  • Election law  

Courses taught

I teach a broad range of subjects including:

  • Research Dissemination for PhDs
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Public International Law and Human Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Some courses in international relations

I also supervise bachelor and master students, and would be interested in supervising PhD candidates within my research field.


Ph.D from the University of Oslo in 2019. LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Centre in 2012, where I was a Norwegian Fulbright Scholar. At Georgetown I also worked as a research assistant and received the Thomas Bradbury Chetwood, S.J. Prize for having achieved the highest grade point average in my graduating class. I completed my undergraduate work at the London School of Economics.

I started working at the University of Oslo in the fall of 2013, as a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights. Upon submitting my Ph.D I was hired as a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, and in 2019 I was promoted to Associate Professor.

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