Bård Anders Andreassen

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Dr. Polit.,  Department of Political Science, University of Oslo. Diploma of International and Comparative Law of Human Rights, International Institute of Human Rights, Strasbourg. Cand. Polit Degree (Honours) in Comparative Politics, University of Bergen. Former Professor of Human Rights and Multiculturalism, University College of South-Eastern Norway. Adjunct Professor, National University of Vietnam (since 2011). Visiting scholar, University of Nairobi. Editor of The Nordic Journal of Human Rights. Political scientist with more than 25 years of experience from research and policy analysis in sub-Sahara Africa and South East Asia. Thematically his work has focused on issues of democratisation and human rights, particularly related to ethnic diversity, constitutional change and the conduct of multi-party elections in sub-Saharan Africa; transitional justice with an emphasis of the choice of TJ strategies and their effectiveness, development aid and the effectiveness aid with a particular focus on governance (political power and institutions), human rights and indicators of assessment. Numerous consultancies for NORAD, the World Bank, the European Union and development NGOs. Election observer in Zambia, Ethiopia and Kenya.

Editor in Chief, Nordic Journal of Human Rights

Teaching and Tutorial

  • HUMR 5702: Human Rights and Sustainable Development: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  • HUMR 5131: Introduction to the History, Philosophy and Politics of Human Rights
  • HUMR5133: Business and Human Rights
  • HUMR5191: Human Rights Methodology: Research, Analysis and Thesis
  • JUR 5134: Peace and Human Rights
  • ISSFJ4711: Human Rights (International Summer School)
  • ERN 4323: Nutrition and the right to food (collaboration with Oslo Metropolitan University)
  • Introductory course on human rights (MA Course) National University of Vietnam

Areas of Competence

  • The history and politics of human rights
  • Development theory and human rights-based development
  • Political rights, democratisation
  • Democratization and ethnicity (Kenya)
  • Economic, social and cultural rights
  • Business and human rights
  • Nutrition and human rights


  • Methodological Challenges in Human Rights Research (funded by the Nordic Research Council)
  • Human Rights, power and Civic Action in Developing Societies: Comparative Analyses (funded by the Norwegian Research Council)
  • Poverty and human rights – economic perspectives (collaboration with UNESCO)
  • Poverty and Human Rights in East Africa
  • A regulatory turn? Testing the UN Guiding Principles on human rights and business in analyses of CSR practices of Norwegian companies in Vietnam

Recent Books

Research Methods in Human Rights Research – a Handbook. Cheltenham: Ed Elgar, 2017. Edited with Hans-Otto Sano and Siobhan MacInerney-Lankford (eds).

Poverty and Human Rights: East African Perspectives. Nairobi: Focus publ. (2017) Edited with Tiberius Barasa and JB Nduhvo.

Duties Across Borders: Advancing Human Rights in Transnational Business. Intersentia (2016). Edited with Vo Khan Vinh

Human Rights, Power and Non-Governmental Action: Comparative analyses of rights-based approaches and civic struggles in development contexts. Routledge (2013). Edited with Gordon Crawford.

Tags: Human rights, regime theory, development, democratisation/governance, legal empowerment
Published Apr. 28, 2008 6:50 PM - Last modified Feb. 21, 2020 11:29 AM


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