Marine plastic pollution: Why a framework convention with a first protocol on single-use plastics is the right way forward


The resumed session of the fifth UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) is right around the corner, and everything is lined up for a decision to start negotiations on a new treaty on marine plastic pollution. The support is overwhelming. More than 180 UN Member States have publicly announced their support for a…

Leangkollen Security Conference 2021


At the annual (but digital) Leangkollen Security Conference 2021 organised by The Norwegian Atlantic Committee, Cecilie Hellestveit hosted day 2 on the subject of "Building Resilience to Foreign Influence ". Francis Fukuyama and Thomas Rid gave key note speeches, and Hellestveit interviewed the Norwegian Foreign Minister. The session ended with…

Marine plastic pollution: Why a framework convention with a first protocol on single-use plastics is the right way forward


The resumed session of the fifth UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) is right around the corner, and everything is lined up for a decision to start negotiations on a new treaty on marine plastic pollution. The support is overwhelming. More than 180 UN Member States have publicly announced their support for a…

Leangkollen Security Conference 2021


At the annual (but digital) Leangkollen Security Conference 2021 organised by The Norwegian Atlantic Committee, Cecilie Hellestveit hosted day 2 on the subject of "Building Resilience to Foreign Influence ". Francis Fukuyama and Thomas Rid gave key note speeches, and Hellestveit interviewed the Norwegian Foreign Minister. The session ended with…

Fact-finding mechanisms


Hellestveit has written a chapter on fact-finding mechanisms under international law in the Research Handbook on International Law and Peace (Elgar) edited by Professor Cecilia Baillet. Hellestveit presented the chapter at a book-launch at the Faculty of Law during Oslo Peace Days.