Caroline Anna Margret Zwingelstein

Research Assistant - Norwegian Centre for Human Rights
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Visiting address Kristian August gate 17 Domus Juridica 7.etg 0164 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 6706 St Olavs plass 0130 Oslo


Mrs. Caroline Zwingelstein is a research assistant at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights. Beside her administrative support to the two research groups at the Centre, she is part of the Editorial Office of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights.

As a student of the Masters Programme in Theory and Practice of Human Rights, she focuses in her master thesis on the concept of Environmental Personhood and compares it to a human right to the environment. Further, she specializes on Human Rights and Sustainable Development, and climate change related aspects in her studies. 

She has previously worked with the Business for Peace Foundation in Oslo under the Future of Business programme on SDG Impact cooperation with UNDP. In addition, she worked with the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the UN Organisations (dealing with food and agriculture) in Rome and Vietnam.


Research Assistant, Administrative support to the Editorial Office of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights (NJHR) and to the two Research Groups of the Centre

Academic interests

Environmental Rights, Environmental Personhood, Rights of Nature, Human Rights and Sustainable Development, Food Systems and Right to Food, Business and Human Rights


Masters degree in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights, University of Oslo

Other Academic / Work Related Experiences

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences: Political Science with a Minor in Anthropology, University of Zürich, Switzerland

  • Academic Intern at Business for Peace Foundation, Oslo

  • Intern and Adviser at Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations Organisations in Rome

  • Academic Intern at Consulate General of Switzerland in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Part of the Bites of Transfoodmation Community


Tags: Human Rights and Sustainable Development, Environmental Law, Sustainable Development Goals, Business and Human Rights, Nordic Journal of Human Rights


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