Morten Bergsmo

Senior Researcher

Morten Bergsmo
Morten Bergsmo left PRIO in 2011. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons. Morten Bergsmo is an External Associate at PRIO.

Background

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Working experience:

2010 -: Senior Researcher, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law.
2010 -: Senior Researcher (Associated), PRIO.
2010 -: Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
2010 -: Visiting Professor, Georgetown University.
2010 April-May: Visiting Scholar in the University of California, Berkeley.
2006-2009:  Senior Researcher, PRIO.

2003-05:  Senior Legal Adviser and Chief of the Legal Advisory Section, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court.

2002-03:  Senior Legal Adviser and co-ordinator of the process to establish the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

2002:  Consultant-Member Advance Team of the International Criminal Court.

1996-2002:  Expert adviser to the Preparatory Committee for the International Criminal Court, the Rome Diplomatic Conference for the International Criminal Court, and the Preparatory Commission of the International Criminal Court, representing the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in these negotiations; Acting Head of ICTY Delegation to the Rome Conference.

2000: Legal Adviser on special assignment, Office of the General Prosecutor of the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor.

1994-2002:  Legal Adviser, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

1993-94:  Legal Adviser, United Nations Commission of Experts established pursuant to Security Council resolution 780 (1992), seconded by the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

1991-93:  Researcher, Norwegian Human Rights Institute.

Education:

2002-:  Doctor of Philosophy in International Law (Ph.D.), Cambridge University, St. John’s College.

1983-91:  Candidatus Juris, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law.

1984:  Iranian studies, University of Copenhagen, Institute of Oriental Philology.

Events

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All Publications

PhD Thesis

Bergsmo, Morten (2008) The Mental State Requirement of the International Crime of Genocide. PhD thesis, Law Faculty, University of Cambridge.

Book Chapter

Bergsmo, Morten & Philippa Webb (2009) Some Lessons for the International Criminal Court from the International Judicial Response to the Rwandan Genocide, in Clark, Philip; & Zachary Kaufman, eds, After Genocide: Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Reconciliation in Rwanda and Beyond. Columbia: Colombia University Press and C. Hurst Publishers Ltd. (351–361).
Bergsmo, Morten (2009) The Theme of Selection and Prioritization Criteria and Why it is Relevant, in Morten Bergsmo, ed., Criteria for Prioritizing and Selecting Core International Crimes Cases. Oslo: PRIO (15–19).
Bergsmo, Morten (2008) Tematisk etterforskning og straffeforfølgning av seksualisert vold i konflikter: Er det en uproblematisk praksis? [Thematic Investigation and Prosecution of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Is this Unproblematic?], in Skjeie, Hege; Inger Skjelsbæk; & Torunn L. Tryggestad, eds, Kjønn, krig, konflikt. Oslo: PAX (79–91).
Webb, Philippa & Morten Bergsmo (2008) International Criminal Courts and Tribunals, Complementarity and Jurisdiction, in Rudiger Wolfrum, ed., The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Online Edition: Oxford University Press.
Bergsmo, Morten & William H. Wiley (2008) Human Rights Professionals and the Criminal Investigation and Prosecution of Core International Crimes, in Skåre, Siri; Ingvild Burkey; & Hege Mørk, eds, Manual on Human Rights Monitoring: an Introduction for Human Rights Field Officers. Oslo: Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (1–28).
Bergsmo, Morten & Otto Triffterer (2008) Preamble, in Otto Triffterer, ed., Commentary on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. München, Germany and Oxford, UK: Beck/Hart (1–14).
Bergsmo, Morten & Jelena Pejic (2008) Article 15: Prosecutor, in Otto Triffterer, ed., Commentary of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. München, Germany and Oxford, UK: Beck/Hart (581–593).
Bergsmo, Morten & Jelena Pejic (2008) Article 16: Deferral of Investigation or Prosecution, in Otto Triffterer, ed., Commentary of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. München, Germany and Oxford, UK: Beck/Hart (595–604).
Bergsmo, Morten & Frederik Harhoff (2008) Article 42: The Office of the Prosecutor, in Otto Triffterer, ed., Commentary of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. München, Germany and Oxford, UK: Beck/Hart (971–979).
Bergsmo, Morten & Pieter Kruger (2008) Article 53: Initiation of an Investigation, in Otto Triffterer, ed., Commentary of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. München, Germany and Oxford, UK: Beck/Hart (1065–1076).
Bergsmo, Morten & Pieter Kruger (2008) Article 54: Duties and Powers of the Prosecutor with respect to investigations, in Otto Triffterer, ed., Commentary of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Munchen, Germany and Oxford, UK: Beck/Hart (1077–1087).
Bergsmo, Morten (2008) Tematisk etterforskning og straffeforfølging av seksualisert vold i konflikt: er det en uproblematisk praksis?, in Kjønn, krig og konflikt. Oslo, Norway: (79–91).
Webb, Philippa & Morten Bergsmo (2007) Innovations at the International Criminal Court: Bringing New Technologies into the Investigation and Prosecution of Core International Crimes, in Historische Dimensionen von Krigsverbrecherprozessen nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. Nomos: (205–212).

Edited Volume

Bergsmo, Morten; César Rodríguez-Garavito; Pablo Kalmanovitz; & Maria Paula Saffon, eds, (2010) Distributive Justice in Transitions. Oslo: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher & PRIO. FICHL Publication Series (No.6).
Bergsmo, Morten (ed.) (2010) Complementarity and the Exercise of Universal Jurisdiction for Core International Crimes. Oslo: Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher and PRIO. FICHL Publication Series (No.7).

Popular Article

Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Bergsmo, Morten (2009) Afghanistan og folkeretten II [Afghanistan and International Humanitarian Law II], VG, 24 June.
Harpviken, Kristian Berg; & Bergsmo, Morten (2009) Folkeretten og Afghanistan [International Humanitarian Law and Afghanistan], VG, 29 May.

Book Review

Bergsmo, Morten (2009) Review of Edward Granville Browne, ed., Letters from Tabriz: The Russian Suppression of the Iranian Constotutional Movement, in Journal of Peace Research 46(3): 453–.
Bergsmo, Morten (2008) Review of Kingsley Moghalu, ed., Rwanda's Genocide: The Policitcs of Global Justice, in Journal of Peace Research 45(1): 124–.
Bergsmo, Morten (2008) Review of Jubin Goodarzi, ed., Syria and Iran: Diplomatic Alliance and Power Politics in the Middle East, in Journal of Peace Research 45(2): 303–304.
Bergsmo, Morten (2008) Review of Brookshaw, Dominic Parviz; & Seena B. Fazel, eds, The Baha'is of Iran: Socio-Historical Studies, in Journal of Peace Research 45(6): 851–.