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Lisbet Ilkjær

Lisbet Ilkjær is working as Department Director at the Danish Institute for Human Rights. Since 2007, she has been responsible for the development and implementation of DIHR’s West Africa Strategy, primarily in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. From 2007 – 2010 she was posted in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, as DIHR management adviser to the Ministry for Promotion of Human Rights. She has also worked on criminal procedure and human rights in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Ukraine, the Baltic States and the Balkans.

She holds an LL.M in Law from the University of Copenhagen as well as an LL.M in International Public Law from King’s College, London. Before joining DIHR, she worked for the Danish Ministry of Justice as public prosecutor, and as part time teacher in ‘International Public Law’ at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law. She was admitted to the Danish Bar Association in 2005.

Lisbet Ilkjær is appointed to the Board by the Danish Institute for Human Rights