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Visiting Professors and Fellows

Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
Andreas Follesdal


Professor Andreas Follesdal is a renowned scholar specialising in political philosophy and international legal theory. With a focus on the changing role and authority of the state, he has conducted extensive research on topics such as state sovereignty, global distributive justice, human rights, regional human rights courts, regional unions like the European Union, federalism, and the evolving roles of citizens and non-state actors. Currently a Professor of Political Philosophy at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Professor Follesdal has made significant contributions to the field. He served as Co-Director of PluriCourts, a Center of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, from 2013 to 2024. He was also the Principal Investigator of the European Research Council Advanced Grant MultiRights, focusing on the legitimacy of multilevel human rights judiciary from 2011 to 2016. Previously, he held positions such as Director of Research at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and Academic Director of the Nordic Research School in Human Rights. Through his extensive academic work, Professor Andreas Follesdal has deepened our understanding of the evolving dynamics of governance, state authority, and the complexities of political philosophy and international legal theory.
University of Montreal
Miriam Cohen


Miriam Cohen is an Associate Professor at the University of Montreal's Faculty of Law, where she holds the Canada Research Chair on Human Rights and International Restorative Justice. Her research encompasses international, public, and human rights law, focusing on topics such as realising reparative justice for international crimes. She has received prestigious awards and is a co-author of a widely used publication on international law. Professor Cohen leads a research program at the Faculty of Law, exploring international justice, reparation for human rights violations, and the intersection of human rights, technology, and individual empowerment. She is also the founder of the International Justice and Human Rights Laboratory, overseeing interdisciplinary research teams. Before her academic career, she gained valuable experience in international organisations and served as a consultant and trainer in international law. Professor Cohen is multilingual, proficient in Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French.
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