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Astrid Kjeldgaard-Pedersen

Affiliated Senior Advisor


Astrid Kjeldgaard-Pedersen defended her PhD thesis entitled The International Legal Personality of Individuals – A Study of the Correlation between theory and practice in 2012. Her current postdoctoral research project in the field of International Humanitarian Law is funded by the Danish Research Council. While completing this project, she was based at ILPI and on leave from a position as Assistant Professor at Aarhus University.

Kjeldgaard-Pedersen has previously worked as Head of Section in the Office for Human Rights and European Union Law in the Danish Ministry of Justice and as assistant attorney in the Danish law firm Bruun & Hjejle (Jonas Bruun). She also has work experience from e.g. the Copenhagen Commissioner’s Office (assistant prosecutor), the Danish Institute of Human Rights, and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Kjeldgaard-Pedersen has published several articles on issues related to international law. In 2005, she published a monograph in Danish on State Representatives’ Immunity (Thomson International Publishers). She has taught Public International Law at the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University.

Focus Areas

  • Public International Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Human Rights Law

Countries & Regions

  • Europe
  • Former Yugoslavian countries


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