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Adele MATHESON MESTAD

                                                                                                                   

Work history

  • 2017 - d.d.      Director at the Norwegian National human Rights institution: Appointed by Parliament in 2017
     
  • 2016 - d.d.      University of Law in Oslo and Tromsø: Supervisor and correcting student master’s thesis
     
  • 2015 - d.d.      Mediator at the National mediator’s office
     
  • 2016 - 2017    Assistant director Norwegian National Human Rights Institution; appointed at the establishment in 2016
  • 2006 - 2016    Attorney at the Attorney General’s Office (civil affairs):

Right to appear before the Supreme court since 2013. Litigated civil law cases representing the government in Norwegian courts, but also for the European court of human rights (ECHR). The attorney general’s office also provides legal advice to all governmental agencies.

  • 2008              Of­­­fice of the Prosecutor International, Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), Legal researcher 
     
  • 2005 - 2006  Fritjof Nansen’s Institute: Research assistant; thesis on “Patents rights to plant genetic resources”
     
  • 2003 - 2006  Wikborg, Rein, BA-HR, Hydro, Telenor, and the attorney general’s office: Several internships through law school
     
  • 2000 - 2001  Production assistant Norwegian broadcasting Corporation Verv
     
  • 2022 - d.d.    Member of the European commission for democracy through law (Venice commission)
     
  • 2019 - d.d.    Member of the Government appointed Freedom of Speech Commission
     
  • 2017 - d.d.    Member of the Board of the Harry Hole Foundation

 

Education
 

  • 2017                     Leadership course at the Norwegian defence University College “Sjefskurset”.
  • 2016                     Norwegian school of economics (AFF) “Leadership and interaction”.  
  • 2011- 2012          New York University, Fulbright scholar, LLM International Legal Studies
  • 2001- 2006          University of Oslo, Master of law
  • 1999 - 2000         Examen Facultatum/ Examen Philosophicum, Faculty of social science
  • 1996 - 1999         Persbråten high skole
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