Inger Aasgaard holds a Master’s degree in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the Norwegian Center for Human Rights, University of Oslo, and a Bachelor in International Relations from Queen Mary University of London. She was the first project coordinator for the project on Measuring Child Rights.
Elisiv Bakketeig is a Senior Researcher at Norwegian Social Welfare (NOVA) at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University. She holds a Cand. Jur. degree in law and a Dr. philos degree in criminology from the University in Oslo and her main research interests relate to the handling of cases of child sexual abuse and domestic violence in the criminal justice system. She participated in the first national evaluation of the Norwegian Barnahus and co-editor of a book exploring the Nordic Barnahus Model, published in 2017. She is currently involved in and co-director for NOVA’s Domestic Violence Research Programme.
Nina Drange holds a PhD in Economics, and is a Senior Researcher in the Research Department of Statistics Norway. Her main research interests are related to economics of education with a particular emphasis on how early learning affects social mobility. Her publications include ‘Promoting integration of immigrants: Effects of free child care on child enrollment and parental employment’, Labour Economics, vol. 34 (2015), pp. 26–38 – with K. Telle.
Tone Fløtten holds a PhD in Sociology and is Managing Director of the Fafo Research Foundation. She has published numerous articles, book chapters and reports on welfare issues in general and on poverty and social exclusion in particular. In 2009, she edited the anthology Child Poverty (Oslo: Gyldendal Akademisk).
Asgeir Falch-Eriksen is a Researcher at Norway Social Research – NOVA/Oslo Metropolitan University. He has a Ph.D. in political science, and specializes in political theory, legal philosophy and sociology of the professions. He has published multiple research reports on Norwegian child protection, and research publications on the interconnection between child protection and human rights. His publications include Human Rights in Child Protection Implications for Professional Practice and Policy (London, Palgrave Macmillan 2018) – with E. Backe-Hansen.
Linda Gröning is professor at the Law Faculty, University of Bergen, where she leads the research group Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. She is also a researcher at Regional Competence Centre for Research and Education in Forensic Psychiatry, Haukeland University Hospital of Bergen/Norway. She received her Juris Dr.-degree 2008 at the Faculty of Law in Lund, Sweden, and has since then published extensively in the research areas of criminal law and criminal justice.
Tori Loven Kirkebø is a researcher at the Department of Public and International Law at the University of Oslo and coordinates the project Nordic Branding: The Politics of Exceptionalism. Kirkebø holds a master’s degree in Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights. Her publications include ‘The Commitment Curve: Global Regulation of Business on Human Rights’, Business and Human Rights Journal, vol. 3, no. 2 (2018), pp. 157–185 – with M. Langford.
Malcolm Langford is a Professor of Public Law, University of Oslo and Co-Director of the Centre on Law and Social Transformation, Chr. Michelsen Institute and University of Bergen. A lawyer and social scientist, his publications span human rights, comparative constitutionalism, international development and investment, technology and the politics of the legal profession. He is the Co-Editor of the Cambridge University Book Series Globalization and Human Rights, coordinates the Forum for Law and Social Science, and leads a number of major research projects, including the UiO programme on the politics of branding the Nordic Model.
Hilde Lidén is Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research in Oslo. Her research interests are transnational migration, childhood and family research, gender, migrants and national minorities, immigration policy, family policy. Her recent publications include ‘Return to well-being? Irregular migrants and assisted return in Norway’, in Z. Vathi and R. King (eds.), Return Migration and Psychosocial Wellbeing (Routledge, 2017). Lidén’s current research and latest monograph Barn og migrasjon [Children and migration] focuses on rights dilemmas in international and national policies on migration, family life and citizenship from children’s point of view, in addition to parents' and authorities' interests and perspectives.
Hadi Strømmen Lile is as an Associate Professor at Østfold University College. He has a PhD from the Law Faculty of University of Oslo. His dissertation concerned the realisation of human rights laws on the content of education in Norway. He has worked previously as a senior advisor for Save the Children, advisor for the Gáldu – Resource centre for the rights of indigenous peoples and as a TV-, radio- and newspaper journalist. He is the chief editor of the law Journal Critical Law (Kritisk juss) and a member of The National Committee for Research Ethics in the Social Sciences and the Humanities (NESH).
Marit Skivenes is a Professor in Political Science at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory at the University of Bergen, and the Director of the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism. Skivenes has written numerous articles on child protection systems, the role of welfare policies and practices, and legitimacy problems in modern states. Skivenes has directed a range of international research projects, and been awarded several prestigious research grants, including a European Research Council Consolidator Grant in 2016.
May-Len Skilbrei holds a PhD in sociology and is a professor of criminology at the University of Oslo. Her main research interest in recent years has been the regulation of mobility, gender and sexuality, and she has published on the policing of prostitution markets, the implementation of anti-trafficking policies and the formulation and execution of policies to return rejected asylum seekers. In 2018, she published a Norwegian language textbook on sexual violence together with Kari Stefansen and has co-edited a book on rape in the Nordic countries (Routledge forthcoming).
Hilde Švrljuga Sætre is a PhD candidate at the Mohn Centre for Innovation and Regional Development at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Her dissertation concerns social entrepreneurship as a means to integrate at-risk immigrant youth. She received her M.A. in Administration and Organization theory at the University of Bergen in 2017.
Karl Harald Søvig dr. juris is Professor and Dean at the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen. He has previously worked as a temporary judge at the district and high court. His research has focused on different forms of coercive measures within the welfare state, as well as rights of the children. He has authored a report for the government on the legal implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and chaired an expert committee drafting a new act on adoption (NOU 2014:9). His most recent project was PROVIR (Provision of welfare to irregular migrants) funded by the Norwegian research council and he is currently president of the European Association of Health Law (EAHL).
Kristin Skjørten is Professor at Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, and Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. She is manager of the research program Violence in Close Relationships. Her publications include ‘Offentlig oppnevning av tilsynsperson i samværssaker etter barneloven’, Tidsskrift for familierett, arverett og barnevernrettslige spørsmål, vol. 14, no. 2, (2016), pp. 201–221 – with A. Ravn.
Kirsten Sandberg is Professor of Law at the Department of Public and International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. She has been a member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child since 2011 and served as its chairperson 2013–2015. Her latest publication is ‘Intersex children and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child’, in J. Scherpe, A. Dutta and T. Helms (ed.), The legal status of intersex persons (Intersentia (2018).
Ingrid Egeland Thorsnes is currently deployed as a Seconded National Expert for the Norwegian Resource Bank for Democracy and Human Rights (NORDEM). In 2016, she wrote the report ‘The Rights of LGBTI Children in Norway in the light of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child’ for the organisations Save the Children and The Norwegian LGBT Organisation Fri. Her other publications include Klageordning til FNs barnekonvensjon - nei takk? [A Complaints Mechanism to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – No thanks?] in Kritisk Juss, no. 4 (2014).
Jan Tøssebro is a Research Professor at NTNU Social Research, Department of research in Diversity and Inclusion. His latest publication is ‘Successful schooling: a complex phenomenon’, European Journal of Special Needs Education (2017) – with A. Gustavsson and A. Kittelsaa. He is also Professor in Social Work at NTNU.
Christian Wendelborg is a Research Professor at NTNU Social Research, Department of research in Diversity and Inclusion. His latest publication is ‘Marriage, Separation and Beyond: A Longitudinal Study of Families of Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in a Norwegian Context’, JARID: Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities, vol. 30, no. 1 (2015), 121–132 – with J. Tøssebro.