Njål Høstmælingen

Director & Senior Partner

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Njål Høstmælingen is Managing Partner and Director of ILPI Centre for human rights at ILPI, attorney at law, holding an LL.M from the University of Oslo. Høstmælingen has served as deputy judge, head of administration at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, and head of the National Human Rights Institution. He has over the last 15 years carried out consultancies for Norwegian ministries, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, and business enterprises.

Høstmælingen has published and edited a wide range of books and articles on national implementation of international human rights law, corporate social responsibility, and civil and political rights, and was editor of the Norwegian Human Rights Plan of Action. Høstmælingen is inter alia member of the board of the Norwegian Red Cross and the Norwegian International Law Association, and former member of the Norwegian Biotechnological Advisory Board and former editor of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights. Høstmælingen is also associated with ILPI Centre for African Studies and attached to the ILPI Centre for International Humanitarian Law.

Focus Areas

  • International Law
  • Human Rights Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Anti-corruption legislation
  • Democracy, Rule of Law
  • Good governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Human Rights Treaty bodies
  • National Implementation of Human Rights
  • Human Rights: Freedom of speech, Right to privacy, Freedom of religion, Children’s rights

Countries & Regions

  • Angola
  • Tanzania
  • Indonesia


  • Norwegian
  • English
  • Basic knowledge of French and German.

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