Professor Kirsten Sandberg

Professor Kirsten Sandberg is a member of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. She is a Professor at the Department of Public and International Law at the University of Oslo, specializing in Child Law. She has served as Acting Justice in the Supreme Court of Norway. Prior to her work as a University Professor, Prof. Sandberg served as a judge in a Norwegian county court. She has cooperated extensively with NGOs and given a number of lectures on the Convention on the Rights of the Child to NGOs and other professionals.


Prof. Sandberg is currently participating in research cooperation between the Law Faculty in Oslo and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, on the Implementation of Treaties on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in China and Norway.She is a member of the steering committee of KIS (Kunnskap I skolen – Knowledge in School), an interdisciplinary research area of the University of Oslo. Prof. Sandberg is also a member of the editorial board of the Norwegian Journal of family law, inheritance law and child protection law. She is a Deputy member of the Council of the Norwegian Centre for Child Research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has co-authored a book entitled The Convention on the Rights of the Child – Children’s Rights in Norway (2008)Her doctoral thesis was on The question of returning children after foster placement (2003).


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