Per Bergling

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Umeå universitet
SE-901 87 Umeå

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Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 5, Umeå universitet


+46 90 786 95 69


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Current Research

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. Currently, Bergling leads or works within the following projects:

Rule of Law at the International, Regional and National Levels: this project is conducted together with colleagues from Uppsala University and focuses on how the Rule of Law is understood as a principle and policy area at the respective levels, and how the levels influence each other in terms of norms, definitions and applications.

Governments and the Difficult Truth: this project deals with how states and governments chose to categorize mass atrocities and other serious violations of human rights, as well as the domestic and international legal and political implications of such categorizations.   

Transitional Justice During and After Violent Conflict: this recent project will focus on the feasibility and effectiveness of various Transitional Justice measures and functions in the hitherto little studied context of violent conflict and state fragility.

In 2003-2004, Dr. Bergling was the Garvey Schubert & Barer Visiting Professor in Asian Comparative Law at the University of Washington’s School of Law. In 1995, Bergling was Visting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, School of Law.

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Research Themes

Rule of Law