Dr. Kjell Anderson​

Former Senior Researcher

Kjell Anderson was a senior researcher at The Hague Institute for Global Justice. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, the Advisory Board of the Post-Genocide Education Fund, the Communications Committee of the Canadian Centre for International Justice, as well as being a founding member of the Coalition des Volontaires pour la Paix et le Dévelopement en République démocratique du Congo (CVPD).

Previously he has worked as a lecturer at the Centre for Conflict Management of the National University of Rwanda, as a program coordinator for FACT-Rwanda (Forum des Activistes Contre la Torture), and as a project officer for the Unit for Social Development and Education at the Organization of American States. He has also served as a doctoral fellow at the Irish Centre for Human Rights and as a visiting research fellow at the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata, India.

Anderson holds a doctorate in International Human Rights Law from the National University of Ireland, a LLM in International Human Rights Law from Utrecht University, an MA in International Affairs from Carleton University, and a BA in International Studies from the University of Saskatchewan. His research has focused on the legal and social dimensions of mass violence. He has published in the areas of international criminal law, international human rights law, criminology, political science, and sociology. He has conducted human rights field research and advocacy work in Canada, the United States, Ireland, the Netherlands, Bosnia, Cambodia, Bangladesh, India, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Fiji, and New Caledonia. He started working at The Hague Institute in October 2012.

Regional Expertise/Focus

Western Balkans

Area of Focus/Interest

Fragile States, Genocide, Rule of Law Promoters

Recent Work

What Next for Kenya and the ICC?

The vote passed by Kenya’s parliament last month to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), has caused much hand-wringing among supporters of international…


Syria and the Serendipity of Outrage

Disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind – Preamble, Universal Declaration of Human…