Morten Bergsmo

Senior Researcher

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

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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Publications

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PhD Thesis

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

Book Chapter

Bergsmo, Morten(2009) The Theme of Selection and Prioritization Criteria and Why it is Relevant Criteria For Prioritizing and Selecting Core International Crimes Cases. : (15–19).
Bergsmo, Morten; & Webb, Philippa(2009) Some Lessons for the International Criminal Court from the International Judicial Response to the Rwandan Genocide After Genocide: Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Reconciliation In Rwanda and Beyond. : (351–361).
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).
Bergsmo, Morten & William H. Wiley (2008) Human Rights Professionals and the Criminal Investigation and Prosecution of Core International Crimes, in Manual on Human Rights Monitoring. (pp. 1–28).
Bergsmo, Morten & Jelena Pejic (2008) Article 15: Prosecutor, in Commentary of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. (pp. 581–593).
Bergsmo, Morten & Jelena Pejic (2008) Article 16: Deferral of Investigation or Prosecution, in Commentary of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. (pp. 595–604).
Bergsmo, Morten; & Harhoff, Frederik(2008) Article 42: The Office of the Prosecutor Commentary of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. : (pp. 971–979).
Kruger, Pieter & Morten Bergsmo (2008) Article 53: Initiation of an Investigation, in Commentary of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. (pp. 1065–1076).
Bergsmo, Morten & Pieter Kruger (2008) Article 54: Duties and Powers of the Prosecutor with respect to investigations, in Commentary of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. (pp. 1077–1087).
Bergsmo, Morten & Otto Triffterer (2008) Preamble, in Commentary on the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. (pp. 1–14).
Bergsmo, Morten(2008) Tematisk etterforskning og straffeforfølging av seksualisert vold i konflikt: er det en uproblematisk praksis? Kjønn, Krig Og Konflikt. : (pp. 79 – 91).
Bergsmo, Morten; & Webb, Philippa(2008) International Criminal Courts and Tribunals, Complementarity and Jurisdiction The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. : .
Bergsmo, Morten; & Webb, Philippa(2007) Innovations at the International Criminal Court: Bringing New Technologies into the Investigation and Prosecution of Core International Crimes Historische Dimensionen Von Krigsverbrecherprozessen Nach Dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. : (pp. 205–212).

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 Letters from Tabriz: The Russian Suppression of the Iranian Constotutional Movement 453.
Bergsmo, Morten(2008) Review of The Baha'is of Iran: Socio-Historical Studies 851.
Bergsmo, Morten(2008) Review of Syria and Iran: Diplomatic Alliance and Power Politics in the Middle East 303–4.
Bergsmo, Morten(2008) Review of Rwanda's Genocide: The Policitcs of Global Justice 124.

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