Knut D. Asplund

Programme Director, Indonesia
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Phone +47 22 84 20 77
Room 224, 1st floor.
Visiting address Cort Adelers gate 30 Vika OSLO
Postal address P.O. Box 6706 St Olavs plass N-0130 OSLO NORWAY


Cand.polit. degree in social anthropology from the University of Oslo (1998). Has conducted extensive field work in Indonesia. Experience from election observation, and environmental and indigenous peoples' rights work.


Has headed the Indonesia Programme at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights since 2002. Has worked on a range of human rights topics with specific relevance for Indonesia. A particular area of concern for NCHR has been human rights education at Indonesian universities. Has been in charge of the work addressing security sector reform and trainings for military (TNI) personnel in human rights and the law of armed conflict since 2006. More recently the work has been extended to the police. Heads the international departments work on rule of law.

Special fields

Indonesian culture, society and politics, with special emphasis on: violent conflicts and their solutions; security sector reform; human rights and the law of armed conflict; perceptions of human rights in Indonesia; law, the judiciary and human rights; the relationship between traditional belief systems and world religions (particularly Islam); indigenous traditions of knowledge; as well as indigenous peoples and extractive industries.

Tags: Indonesia, Human Rights and Conflict, security sector reform, legal pluralism, cultural/social anthropology, law of armed conflict


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