Per Bergling

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Umeå universitet
SE-901 87 Umeå

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Professor Per Bergling (LL.M., LL.D.) pursues reserch and teaching at the Department of Law at Umeå University in Sweden. Prior to this, he served as Senior Advisor on International Law at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, where he provided counsel to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and other senior officials on matters of international law and foreign policy, particularly in the areas of rule of law, transitional justice, constitutional law, and matters related to the Holocaust and the prevention of mass atrocities, in addition to acting as the Swedish Focal Point for the Responsibility to Protect. Between 2010 and 2012, Bergling was the Principal Legal Advisor at the Folke Bernadotte Academy - the Swedish government agency for peace, security, and development – where he led the Rule of Law program, liaised with regional and international partners, and served as a member of the Expert Advisory Group for the Viking Military and Multifunctional Peacekeeping Exercises. In 1999-2001, Bergling served as the Rule of Law Advisor to the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Bergling’s teaching with the Umeå University and other universities in Sweden and internationally spanns International Law, Human Rights Law, Constitutional Law, the Rule of Law, Genocide and Atrocity Prevention and related fields. In addition, Bergling is also an expert instructor on matters related to peace and state-building, rule of law promotion, and atrocity prevention at several professional training institutes.


Bergling’s research is focused on the relationship between International Law, politics and security and development policy, and has resulted in a number of internationally available publications and reports.

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Research Themes

Rule of Law