Stian Øby Johansen

Associate Professor – Centre for European Law
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Phone (+47) 22 85 96 77
Mobile phone (+47) 934 622 03
Room 0083 Domus Media East
Available hours Flexible/by appointment (send an email)
Visiting address Centre for European Law Domus Media Karl Johans gate 47
Postal address Centre for European Law Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 OSLO

Academic Interests

International Organizations, (Public) International Law, International Courts, and Human Rights. In particular institutional issues, issues that concern the relationship between European, Norwegian, and (Public) International Law, as well as the accountability of International Organizations.


  • Responsible teacher for the Public International Law module (part of JUS2111)
  • Responsible teacher for the mooting exercise (part of JUS2111)
  • Constitutional law (part of JUS2111)
  • Human rights (part of JUS2111)
  • EEA Law (part of JUS2211)

Appointments & memberships


Master's degree in Law from the University of Oslo (2012). My Master's thesis, entitled The European Union's accession to the ECHR: As Seen from Strasbourg, was written while I was a Research Assistant at the Centre for European Law. Associate in the Hjort law firm from September 2012 to March 2013.

PhD Fellow at the Centre for European Law from March 2013. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 2017 on a thesis entitled "The Human Rights Accountability Mechanisms of International Organizations: A Framework and Three Case Studies" (published as a book with Cambridge University Press in 2020). Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, from August 2017, and Associate Professor from April 2019.

See also my profile on Linkedin.

Tags: EU, European Law, Public International Law, Human Rights, International Organisations


  • Johansen, Stian Øby (2022). The First Attempt at EU Accession to the ECHR: Opinion 2/94. In Butler, Graham & Wessel, Ramses A. (Ed.), EU External Relations Law: The Cases in Context. Hart Publishing Ltd. ISSN 9781509939725. p. 341–350. doi: 10.5040/ Full text in Research Archive
  • Pergantis, Vassilis & Johansen, Stian Øby (2022). The EU Accession to the ECHR and the Responsibility Question: Between a Rock and a Hard Place. In Levrat, Nicolas; Kaspiarovich, Yuliya & Wessel, Ramses A. (Ed.), The EU and its Member States’ Joint Participation in International Agreements. Hart Publishing Ltd. ISSN 978-1-50994-587-0. p. 231–249. doi: 10.5040/ Full text in Research Archive
  • Johansen, Stian Øby (2021). Grunnloven § 66. In Mestad, Ola & Michalsen, Dag (Ed.), Grunnloven: Historisk kommentarutgave 1814-2020. Universitetsforlaget. ISSN 9788215022581. p. 574–587.
  • Fredriksen, Halvard Haukeland & Johansen, Stian Øby (2020). The EEA Agreement as a Jack-in-the-box in the Relationship Between the CJEU and the European Court of Human Rights? European Papers (EP). ISSN 2499-8249. 5(2), p. 707–743. doi: 10.15166/2499-8249/421. Full text in Research Archive
  • Johansen, Stian Øby (2019). Dual attribution of conduct to both an international organisation and a member state. Oslo Law Review. ISSN 2387-3299. 6(3), p. 178–197. doi: 10.18261/ISSN.2387-3299-2019-03-01.
  • Johansen, Stian Øby (2019). Suing the European Union in the UK: Tomanović et. al. v. the European Union et. al. European Papers (EP). ISSN 2499-8249. 4(1), p. 345–357. doi: 10.15166/2499-8249/295. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kielland, Torger; Johansen, Stian Øby & Ellingsen, Hilde K. (2018). Norway. In da Cruz Vilaça, José Luís; Vasconcelos, Rita Leandro; Gorjão-Henriques, Miguel & Saavedra, Alberto (Ed.), The internal market and the digital economy. Congress Procceedings Vol.1. Livraria Almedina. ISSN 978-972-40-7478-8. p. 542–550.
  • Johansen, Stian Øby (2017). Accountability Mechanisms for Human Rights Violations by CSDP Missions: Available and Sufficient? International and Comparative Law Quarterly. ISSN 0020-5893. 66(1), p. 181–207. doi: 10.1017/S0020589316000439.
  • Johansen, Stian Øby (2015). The Reinterpretation of TFEU Article 344 in Opinion 2/13 and Its Potential Consequences. German Law Journal. ISSN 2071-8322. 16(1), p. 169–178. doi: 10.1017/s2071832200019465. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Johansen, Stian Øby (2020). The Human Rights Accountability Mechanisms of International Organizations. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781108495677. 301 p.

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