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Cecilie Hellestveit

Lisbeth Michelsen

Cecilie Hellestveit (b 1972, Norway) is a lawyer, researcher at the Institute of International Law and foreign policy commentator.

She has taken a doctorate in international humanitarian law on rules for combat activities during civil war. In addition to studying at Bergen and Oslo, she has studied in the Middle East, the USA, Russia, France and Germany. She has been a member of the Immigration Board and the deputy head of the Norwegian Refugee Council, and she sits on the ethics committee of the Norwegian Pension Fund. For many years, she has been the foreign affairs commentator on the newspapers Morgenbladet and Dagens Næringsliv. Hellestveit has written many books and in 2022 she published Dårlig nytt fra Østfronten.

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