Bård A. Andreassen

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Background

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. Adjunct Professor, National University of Vietnam (2011-2020). Visiting scholar, University of Nairobi. Editor of The Nordic Journal of Human Rights (1990-1995 and 2010-2018). Political scientist with more than 30 years of experience from research and policy analysis in sub-Sahara Africa and South East Asia. Thematically his work has focused on issues of human rights and development, business and human rights; democratisation and multi-party elections in Sub-Saharan Africa; governance and ethnic diversity;  transitional justice; development aid; power and human rights. Numerous consultancies for NORAD, the World Bank, the European Union and development NGOs. International election observer in Zambia, Ethiopia and Kenya. 

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

 Projects

  • 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

Publications

  • 2017 Research Methods in Human Rights Research – a Handbook. Cheltenham: Ed Elgar, 2017. Edited with Hans-Otto Sano and Siobhan MacInerney-Lankford (eds).
  • 2017. Poverty and Human Rights: East African Perspectives. Nairobi: Focus publ., 2017. Edited with Tiberius Barasa and JB Nduhvo (eds).
  • 2016. Duties Across Borders: Advancing Human Rights in Transnational Business. Intersentia (2016). Edited with Vo Khan Vinh.
  • 2015."Human Rights and Development. Putting Power and Politics at the Center" in Human Rights Quarterly, Vol 37, No 3 (2015) (with Cordon Crawford)
  • 2015. “The Human Rights and Development Nexus: From Rights Talk to Rights 2015. "Traps of violence: A human rights analysis of relationships between peace and development" in Promoting Peace Through International Law. Edited by Cecilia Marcela Bailliet and Kjetil Mujezinovic Larsen
  • 2014. "Legal empowerment of the poor" in Paul Grady and WouterVandenhole (eds.) Human Rights and Development in the New Millennium. Routledge.
  • 2010. Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right. Economic Perspectives. Paris: UNESCO Publishing. Editor with Stephen P. Marks and Arjun Sengupta.
  • 2010. Development as a Human Right. Legal, Political and Economic Dimensions. 2nd revised edition. Intersentia. Edited with Stephen P. Marks.
  • 2010. “Development and the Human Rights Responsibilities of Non-State Actors” in Andreassen and Marks, eds. (above).
  • 2010. with Stephen P. Marks (eds.). “Introduction” in Andreassen and Marks, eds. (above).
  • 2010. “The Right to Development and Legal Empowerment of the Poor”, in The Bangladesh Development Studies
  • 2009. "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" in Encyclopedia of Human Rights, Oxford: Oxford University Press, edited by David P. Forsythe
  • 2008. “United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” to be in published in Oxford Encyclopedia of Human Rights.
  • 2007. “Poverty, Human Rights and Justice Sector Reform Uganda and Kenya”, Casting the Net Wider: Human Rights, Development and New Duty-Bearers, edited by Margot Salomon, Arne Tostensen and Wouter Vandenhole, Antwerpen: Intersentia.
  • 2007. “Political science, human rights and the right to food discourse” in Wenche Barth Eide & Uwe Kracht (eds.). Food and human rights in development. Vol II, Antwerpen: Intersentia.
  • 2007. “What’s the Goal? What’s the Purpose? Observations on Human Rights Impact Assessment” with Hans-Otto Sano in International Journal of Human Rights, Vol 11, No 3, 2007.
  • 2006. Practices” in Dan Banik (ed). Poverty, Politics and Development: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Oslo: Fagbokforlaget
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2021). Human rights and development: civic engagement, approaches and outcomes. In Crawford, Gordon & Abdulai, Abdul-Gafaru (Ed.), Research Handbook on Democracy and Development. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISSN 9781788112642. p. 313–329.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2021). Human rights and development: policy perspectives. In Zafarullah, Habib & Huque, Ahmed Shafiqul (Ed.), Handbook of Development Policy. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISSN 978 1 83910 086 4. p. 91–104.
  • Andreassen, Bård A.; Jones, Peris Sean; Zyberi, Gentian; Joaquim, Yannick Bernardo & Neto, Agostinho (2020). COVID-19: Human rights trade-offs, challenges and policy response. NCHR Occasional Paper Series. ISSN 2464-3297.
  • Peter Milton, Rukondo; Byaruhanga, Rukoko; Andreassen, Bård A. & Iversen, Per Ole (2019). Housing, water and sanitation implications on food insecurity and diet diversity in landslide affected communities: a cross-sectional survey of two districts in Uganda. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. ISSN 2405-4577. 33, p. 47–56. doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2019.07.010.
  • Rukundo, Peter Milton; Byaruhanga, Rukooko; Andreassen, Bård A. & Iversen, Per Ole (2019). Housing, water and sanitation implications on food insecurity and diet diversity in landslide affected communities: a cross-sectional survey of two districts in Uganda. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. ISSN 2405-4577. 33, p. 47–56. doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2019.07.010.
  • Olafsen, Monica; Rukooko, Byaruhanga; Iversen, Per Ole & Andreassen, Bård A. (2018). Examination of the roles and capacities of duty bearers responsible for protecting the human rights to adequate food, nutritional health and wellbeing in Ugandan children's homes. BMC International Health and Human Rights. ISSN 1472-698X. 18. doi: 10.1186/s12914-018-0156-4.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2017). Comparative analyses of human rights performance. In Andreassen, Bård A.; Sano, Hans-Otto & McInerney-Lankford, Siobhán (Ed.), Research Methods in Human Rights : a Handbook. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISSN 9781785367793. p. 222–252.
  • Andreassen, Bård A.; Rukondo, Peter; Oshaug, Arne; Joyce, Kikafunda; Byaruhanga, Rukooko & Iversen, Per O. (2016). Food variety consumption and household food insecurity coping strategies after the 2010 landslide disaster - the case of Uganda. Public Health Nutrition. ISSN 1368-9800. 19(17), p. 3197–3209. doi: 10.1017/s1368980016001397.
  • Rukundo, Peter Milton; Oshaug, Arne; Andreassen, Bård A.; Kikafunda, Joyce; Rukooko, Byaruhanga & Iversen, Per Ole (2016). Food variety consumption and household food insecurity coping strategies after the 2010 landslide disaster - the case of Uganda. Public Health Nutrition. ISSN 1368-9800. 19(17), p. 3197–3209. doi: 10.1017/S1368980016001397.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Vinh, Võ Khanh (2016). Introduction: Business' Duties Across Borders: The New Human Rights Frontier. In Andreassen, Bård A. & Vinh, Võ Khanh (Ed.), Duties Across Borders: Advancing Human Rights in Transnational Business. Intersentia. ISSN 978-1-78068-376-8. p. 1–20.
  • Rukundo, Peter Milton; Andreassen, Bård A.; Kikafunda, Joyce; Rukooko, Byaruhanga; Oshaug, Arne & Iversen, Per Ole (2016). Household food insecurity and diet diversity after the major 2010 landslide disaster in Eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional survey. British Journal of Nutrition. ISSN 0007-1145. 115(4), p. 718–729. doi: 10.1017/S0007114515004961. Full text in Research Archive
  • Crawford, Gordon & Andreassen, Bård A. (2015). Human rights and development: putting power and politics at the center. Human Rights Quarterly. ISSN 0275-0392. 37(3), p. 662–690.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2015). Traps of violence: a human rights analysis of relationships between peace and development. In Bailliet, Cecilia Marcela & Larsen, Kjetil Mujezinovic (Ed.), Promoting Peace Through International Law. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780198722731. p. 148–167.
  • Rukundo, Peter Milton; Iversen, Per Ole; Andreassen, Bård A.; Oshaug, Arne; Kikafunda, Joyce & Rukooko, Byaruhanga (2015). Perceptions on the right to adequate food after a major landslide disaster: a cross-sectional survey of two districts in Uganda. BMC International Health and Human Rights. ISSN 1472-698X. 15(9). doi: 10.1186/s12914-015-0047-x.
  • Rukundo, Peter Milton; Iversen, Per Ole; Oshaug, Arne; Ribe Omuajuanfo, Lovise; Rukooko, Byaruhanga & Kikafunda, Joyce [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2014). Food as a human right during disasters in Uganda. Food Policy. ISSN 0306-9192. 49(1), p. 312–322. doi: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2014.09.009.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2014). Legal empowerment of the poor - a strategy for social change? In Gready, Paul & Vandenhole, Wouter (Ed.), Human rights and development in the new millennium : towards a theory of change. Routledge. ISSN 978-0-415-52730-9. p. 90–106.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Crawford, Gordon (2013). Human rights, power and civic action: theoretical considerations. In Andreassen, Bård A. & Crawford, Gordon (Ed.), Human Rights, Power and Civic Action - Comparative Analyses of Struggles for Rights in Developing Societies. Routledge. ISSN 978-0-415-66903-0. p. 1–21.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Barasa, Tiberius (2013). Kenya : civic action from confrontation to collaboration. In Andreassen, Bård A. & Crawford, Gordon (Ed.), Human Rights, Power and Civic Action - Comparative Analyses of Struggles for Rights in Developing Societies. Routledge. ISSN 978-0-415-66903-0. p. 55–87.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Crawford, Gordon (2013). Power, human rights and civic action : conclusions. In Andreassen, Bård A. & Crawford, Gordon (Ed.), Human Rights, Power and Civic Action - Comparative Analyses of Struggles for Rights in Developing Societies. Routledge. ISSN 978-0-415-66903-0. p. 218–255.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Banik, Dan (2010). Governing the Asian Giants: Development Policy in China and India. Journal of Asian Public Policy. ISSN 1751-6234. 1(3).
  • Banik, Dan & Andreassen, Bård A. (2010). Human rights and extreme poverty: African dimensions. International Journal of Human Rights. ISSN 1364-2987. 14(1), p. 4–12.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2010). The Right to Development and Legal Empowerment of the Poor. The Bangladesh Development Studies (BDS). ISSN 0304-095X. XXXIII(1-2).
  • Banik, Dan & Andreassen, Bård A. (2010). Governing the Asian Asian Giants: Development Policy in China and India. Journal of Asian Public Policy. ISSN 1751-6234. 3(3), p. 207–214.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2008). Roles of human rights in democratization. Nordisk tidsskrift for menneskerettigheter. ISSN 1503-6480. 26(3), p. 218–229.

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  • Andreassen, Bård A.; Sano, Hans-Otto & McInerney-Lankford, Siobhán (2017). Research Methods in Human Rights : a Handbook. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 9781785367793. 300 p.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Vinh, Võ Khanh (2016). Duties Across Borders: Advancing Human Rights in Transnational Business. Intersentia. ISBN 978-1-78068-376-8. 341 p.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Crawford, Gordon (2013). Human Rights, Power and Civic Action - Comparative Analyses of Struggles for Rights in Developing Societies. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-66903-0. 273 p.

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  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2020). FNs menneskerettighetsråd og Venezuela. [Radio]. NRK, Studio 2.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2020). Rights-based strategizing to reduce negative commercial impact on diet and health of children: Recent experiences and prospects? A Commentary.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2019). Business' Duties Across Borders: The New Human Rights Frontier.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2019). Shrinking and closing spaces of civic/human rights engagement.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2018). The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Obligations of states to protect and responsibilities of businesses to respect.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2017). Trust, Inclusiveness and Leadership: Making the African State Responsive.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2017). Urix Special: Kenya. [TV]. NRK, Urix.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Stigen, Jo Martin (2017). International election observation: Promoting human rightsbased governance. Nordic Journal of Human Rights. ISSN 1891-8131. 35(4), p. 307–310. doi: 10.1080/18918131.2017.1401871.
  • Zyberi, Gentian; Plesner, Ingvill Thorson; Eide, Asbjørn; Butenschøn, Nils A & Andreassen, Bård A. (2016). Nødhjelp må inn i Syria nå | forskere ved Norsk senter for menneskerettigheter. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2014). Comparative analysis of human rights performance.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Stigen, Jo Martin (2013). Editorial. Nordic Journal of Human Rights. ISSN 1891-8131. 31(1), p. 01–02.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2013). Human rights and disability - introductory remarks.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2013). Human rights development.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2013). Forskning opm CSR - menneskerettigheter: Faglige utfordringer.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2013). Democratic governance - human rights perspectives.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2013). Human rights and business - introductory remarks.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Skarstad, Kjersti (2012). Hemmende dobbeltmoral. Ny Tid. ISSN 0809-9049.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2012). Impact of Rights-Based Approaches: Practical and Research-based insights from the Academia.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2012). Programdeltakelse i Verdibørsen 11 november 2012 http://nl.nrk.no/podkast/aps/69/nrk_verdiboersen_2012-1103-0805_6348745947.mp3. [Radio]. NRK Radio P2.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2012). Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, Transitional Justice and Protection of Journalists - Welcoming and Introductory rmarks.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2012). Disability and Development: Rights, Politics and Practice - Welcoming and Introductory Speech.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2012). Legal Empowerment of the Poor - social prerequisites?
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2012). Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, Transitional Justice and Protection of Journalists - Welcoming Speech at Seminar for Al Jazeera Editors and Journalists, Oslo 7-12 October 2012.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Barasa, Tiberius (2012). Human rights and civic action in Kenya: An application of Gaventa's power cube.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Stigen, Jo Martin (2012). Editorial. Nordic Journal of Human Rights. ISSN 1891-8131. 30(2), p. 2–3.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Stigen, Jo Martin (2012). Editorial. Nordic Journal of Human Rights. ISSN 1891-8131. 30(1), p. 2–3.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2012). The Legal Aid Project of the Uganda Law Society - a Victim of its own Success? A Case Study of the Impact of Legal Aid on Poverty Reduction.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2012). Human rights assessment for democratic governance.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2012). Ekstrem fattigdom må bekjempes nedenfra. [Newspaper]. Forskningsmagasinet Apollon, 2/2012.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2012). Human rights, power and civic action: Methodological reflections.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2012). Human rights in development - issues and approaches (Conference on natural Resource Exploitation, Environment and Minority Culture in Economic Development).
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2012). Human rights and sustainable development.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Stigen, Jo Martin (2011). Editorial. Nordic Journal of Human Rights. ISSN 1891-8131. 29(4), p. 3–4.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Stigen, Jo Martin (2011). Editorial. Nordic Journal of Human Rights. ISSN 1891-8131. 29(3), p. 3–4.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Stigen, Jo Martin (2011). Editorial. Nordic Journal of Human Rights. ISSN 1891-8131. 29(2), p. 3–4.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Stigen, Jo Martin (2011). Editorial. Nordic Journal of Human Rights. ISSN 1891-8131. 29(1), p. 3–4.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2011). Human rights and accountability: How can human rights inform and influence social development and governance performance?
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Stigen, Jo Martin (2010). Editorial. Nordic Journal of Human Rights. ISSN 1891-8131. 28(4), p. 3–4.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Stigen, Jo Martin (2010). Editorial. Nordic Journal of Human Rights. ISSN 1891-8131. 28(3).
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Stigen, Jo Martin (2010). Editorial. Nordic Journal of Human Rights. ISSN 1891-8131. 28(2), p. 3–4.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Stigen, Jo Martin (2010). Editorial Note. Nordic Journal of Human Rights. ISSN 1891-8131. 28(1), p. 2–3.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2010). Legal Empowerment of the Poor: Legal Dimensions.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2010). Access to Justice and Legal Empowerment in Developing Countries.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2010). Panelledelse med innlegg på konferansen Implementation of Treaties on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in China and Norway.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. & Barasa, Tiberius (2010). Participation, Power and the MDGs.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2009). Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In Forsythe, David P. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Rights. Oxford University Press. ISSN 978-0-19-533402-9. p. 246–252.
  • Andreassen, Bård Anders (2008). VG: Tett på nett Uroen i Kenya. [Internet]. Verdens Gang.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2008). Intervju om konflikten i Mt Elgon-området i Kenya. [Radio]. Her og Nå, NRK .
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2008). Intervju om situasjonen i Zimabwe foran presidentvalget 27.06.08. [Radio]. NRK, P3.
  • Andreassen, Bård Anders (2008). Dagnytt 18 Om situasjonen i Kenya. [Radio]. NRK.
  • Andreassen, Bård Anders (2008). TV2 Alltid Nyheter Om utviklingen i Kenya. [TV]. TV2.
  • Andreassen, Bård Anders (2008). Insight - On the Kenyan Crisis. [TV]. Al Jazeera English.
  • Andreassen, Bård Anders (2008). Krisa i kenya. [TV]. NRK Urix.
  • Andreassen, Bård Anders (2008). Tøff jobb for Annan. [Newspaper]. Dagsavisen.
  • Andreassen, Bård Anders (2008). Intervjuet, utviklingen i Kenya. [Radio]. NRK.
  • Andreassen, Bård Anders (2008). Intverjuet i programmet "Inside Story". [TV]. Al Jazeera.
  • Andreassen, Bård Anders (2008). Avisintervju, valgvold i i Kenya. [Newspaper]. Verdens gang.
  • Andreassen, Bård Anders (2008). Intervjuet om valgvold og politisk krise i Kenya. [Radio]. NRK Utenriks.
  • Andreassen, Bård Anders (2008). Intervjuet om politiske forhandlinger vedr politisk krise i Kenya. [Newspaper]. Dagsavisen.
  • Andreassen, Bård Anders (2008). Intervju om den politiske krisen i Kenya. [TV]. Urix (Utenriksredaksjonen), NRK.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2008). Intervjuet om den politiske krisen i Kenya. [TV]. TV2 Nyhetskanalen.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2008). Valgvolden i Kenya - årsaker. [Radio]. Dagsnytt 18.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2008). Impunity on Trial in Kenya: Has the Nature of Politics Changed in the Multi-Party Era, as Reflected in the 2007 Elections?
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2008). Grunnlovens plass i kenyansk politikk, og utfordringene med å skaffe landet en ny grunnlov.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2008). Human Rights and Development - a Nexus or Contradiction in Terms?
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2008). Extent of responsibility of donor countries in alleviating poverty.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2008). Human Rights and Poverty - Some Introductory Perspectives.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2008). Human Rights and Developmenmt - a Connection and if so How?
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2008). Beyond Legalism: Institutional and Social Perspectives on Human Rights-Based Poverty Alleviation.
  • Andreassen, Bård A. (2008). The First Annual Oslo Lecture on Human Rights and Development: Introduction.
  • Andreassen, Bård Anders (2008). Transitional justice and the quest for reconciliation after situations of gross human rights violations.
  • Andreassen, Bård A.; Langford, Malcolm & Rakner, Lise (2014). Memorandum:Overview of research findings regarding aid in support of democratization and human rights observance. NORAD.
  • Andreassen, Bård A.; Barasa, Tiberius; Kibua, Thomas & Tostensen, Arne (2008). "I acted under a lot of pressure". The disputed 2007 Kenyan general election in contxt. Norske senter for menneskerettigheter. ISSN 978-82-8158-060-2.

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