Elisabeth Bjørnstøl

Head of Equality and non-discrimination/ Head of Rule of Law in China


Studied Chinese language at Fudan University from 1995-1997. Bachelor degree in Chinese studies from University of Oslo and Master degree from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) with specialisation in international law, international relations and Chinese foreign policy.

Previously worked for the EU-China Human Rights Network at the Irish Centre for Human Rights. Worked as an adviser at the former NCHR China programme from 2004-2016 in charge of human rights education and criminal justice portfolios. Was a guest researcher at the Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) in 2006 and 2010. Ran the NCHR Beijing office 2010-2015. Since 2017, Bjornstol is heading the NCHR thematic area on Equality and non-discrimination. She is also responsible for NCHRs work on Rule of Law in China



Local Union Representative (Faculty of Law), Norwegian Association of Researchers



Tags: China, Human Rights, Non-discrimination, Criminal Justice


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  • Bjørnstøl, Elisabeth Perioli (2017). Human Rights Protection of Norwegian People with Disabilities. Presentation at conference on Human Rights Protection of People with Disabilities at Vreijie University.
  • Bjørnstøl, Elisabeth Perioli (2017). Menneskerettigheter i Kina. Presentasjon for Amnesty Norge.
  • Bjørnstøl, Elisabeth Perioli (2017). NCHR International Cooperation with the Oslo Police on Investigative Interviewing. Presentation at Symposium on Investigative Interviewing and technology.
  • Bjørnstøl, Elisabeth Perioli (2017, 10. april). Nordmenn lærer kinesere om alternativer til tortur. [Internett].  NRK.
  • Bjørnstøl, Elisabeth Perioli (2010). Kina og menneskerettigheter (China and Human Rights), Presentation to Folk og Forsvar.
  • Bjørnstøl, Elisabeth Perioli (2010). Kina og menneskerettigheter (Human Rights and China), presentation for Landinfo.
  • Bjørnstøl, Elisabeth Perioli (2010). Menneskerettigheter i Kina (Human Rights in China). Presentation at seminar on China at the Norwegian Ministry of Finance.
  • Bjørnstøl, Elisabeth Perioli (2010). Menneskerettighetssituasjonen i Kina (The Human Rights Situation in China), Presentation for the parliamentary group of the Norwegian Christian Democratic Party.
  • Bjørnstøl, Elisabeth Perioli (2009). Menneskerettigheter i Kina (2 timer). Forelesning for Foreningen Norge-Kina.
  • Bjørnstøl, Elisabeth Perioli (2009). Norwegian Human Rights Programmes in China, the CCPL Rights Talk, The University of Hong Kong.
  • Bjørnstøl, Elisabeth Perioli (2009). Utdanning i menneskerettigheter i Kina. Kina og vi.  ISSN 0806-9573.  2
  • Bjørnstøl, Elisabeth Perioli (2008, 29. september). Søkelys på Kinas funksjonshemmede. [Internett].  Forskning.no.
  • Bjørnstøl, Elisabeth Perioli (2008). Å arbeide med menneskerettigheter i Kina.
  • Bjørnstøl, Elisabeth Perioli (2006). Human Rights in China: Academic approaches.
  • Bjørnstøl, Elisabeth Perioli (2006). Menneskerettigheter i Kina.
  • Bjørnstøl, Elisabeth Perioli (2005). Human Rights Based Development Policies for Minorities.

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Published Apr. 25, 2008 11:12 AM - Last modified May 15, 2017 8:15 PM