Cecilie Figenschou Bakke

Programme Director: China and East Asia. Team leader UN Human Rights Mechanisms
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Director of the China Programme at the Norwegian Centre for human rights since 2006. From January 2017 Programme Director for China and East Asia.  Cand. Polit. (political science) from NTNU/University of Oslo with a specialization on Asia, international relations and human rights. Previously worked at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), the Norwegian Central Information Service, the Press Centre for the Norwegian Ministries and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) .

Ms. Bakke studied at Fudan University in Shanghai 1996/1998 and was a visiting scholar at the China Academy of Social Science (CASS), Faculty of law in Beijing in 2005. In March 2008 Ms. Bakke was a visiting scholar at the Nordic Institute for Asian Studies (NIAS) in Copenhagen in relation to a research project on business and human rights.

She has participated in the human rights dialogue with China over several years, and has also taken part in the human rights dialogue meetings between Norway and Vietnam. 

Specialised fields
China, United nations, South China Sea, Human Rights, international relations, HR education and human rights dialogue

Ongoing projects 

For more on ongoing China Programme activities please visit here 


Tags: China, Human Rights, International Relations, Sustainable Development Goals
Published Apr. 12, 2010 9:15 AM - Last modified Feb. 10, 2020 1:14 PM