Author profile: Thomas Obel Hansen

Dr. Thomas Obel Hansen is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at Ulster University, a member of the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI), and the 2023–24 Maria Zambrano Distinguished Researcher with the Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain. He has previously worked with the United States International University in Nairobi and as a consultant on assignments relating to international law, human rights and transitional justice in the country and the broader region. His research has contributed to submissions to international courts, the UN Human Rights Council, parliamentary committees and ministry consultations in the UK. He serves as a senior advisor to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the OSCE, and various civil society and professional organizations.


Opinion – The West’s Approach to Gaza: A Self-Imposed Existential Crisis?

Thomas Obel Hansen • Nov 16 2023 • Articles

A viable rules based order must ensure that basic humanitarian values are respected, even in the midst of armed conflict.

What Are the Consequences of Palestine Joining the International Criminal Court?

Thomas Obel Hansen • Apr 6 2015 • Articles

Palestine joining the ICC may be more a question of strengthening its position towards Israel than obtaining justice.

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