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Jessica Jonsson

Title: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Law, Psychology and Social Work


Phone: +46 19 303526

Room: L2501a

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About Jessica Jonsson


Jessica Jonsson is ass. professor in legal science focusing on international criminal law and refugee and asylum law -  with a child rights perspective and elements of transitional justice.


Jessica has a solid international background mainly in humanitarian protection, human rights, refugee law and international criminal law, with many years with the UN, EU and other international organisations, in Africa, among other places.

Previously program responsible and former Director of Studies of the Children's Rights Academy, steering group Barnrättsdagarna in Örebro and Barnrättstorget in Almedalen together with the Children's Ombudsman and the Allmänna Barnhuset Foundation.

Mainly teaches and tutors child rights and international law at advanced level. Also works with commissioned courses, e.g. current Child Rights Strategy