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Sari Kouvo

Senior lecturer

Sari Kouvo
Senior lecturer
+46 31 786 3481

Room number: C520
Postal Address: Box 650, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 41124 Göteborg

Department of Law (More Information)
Box 650
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 411 24 Göteborg

About Sari Kouvo

I hold an associate professorship in international law and a lectureship in legal theory at Gothenburg University. Throughout my career, I have sought to combine academic work with policy and field work. My previous engagements include, co-director of Afghanistan Analysts Network, policy officer at the European External Action Service, head of program at the International Centre for Transitional Justice, adviser to the EU Special Representative for Afghanistan and lecturing at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Kent University, Birkbeck University and Gothenburg university.

I hold a doctorate in International Law from Gothenburg University (Sweden). I have held visiting fellowships at the NATO Defense College (Italy), Kent University (UK), Abo Academy (Finland) and the Australian National University.

I have published extensively on Afghanistan, European Union, international law, especially human rights, humanitarian law and international criminal law, and gender-related subjects.

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Research areas

  • International law, human rights, conflict and crisis management, gender legal studies, Afghanistan

Teaching areas

  • International law (especially human rights, humanitarian law, refugee law and international criminal law), conflict and crisis management (especially EU and Afghanistan), equality and non-discrimination law and legal theory

Selected publications

Tell Us How This Will End? Conflict, Justice and Reconciliation in Afghanistan (report)
Kouvo, Sari, Gossman, Patti
Afghanistan Analyst Network, 2013

Law as a Placeholder for Change? Women’s Rights and Realities in Afghanistan
Kouvo, Sari, Levine, Corey
in Kim Rubenstein and Katharine G Young (Eds.) (2016). The Public Law of Gender: from the local to the global, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016

Field Notes: Reconciliation, Justice and Mobilization of War Victims in Afghanistan
Kouvo, Sari, Mazoori, Dallas
International Journal of Transitional Justice, 5:3, s. 492-503, 2011

Making Just Rights? Integrating Human Rights and Gender
Kouvo, Sari
Iustus Publication, Sweden, 2004

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Quick and Dirty’ Approach to Women’s Rights – A Case Study of Afghanistan
Sari Kouvo
Feminist Legal Studies, Journal article 2008
Journal article

Calling a Spade a Spade – Tackling the Women and Peace Orthodoxy
Sari Kouvo, Corey Levine
Feminist Legal Studies, Journal article 2008
Journal article

Righting the course? Humanitarian intervention, the war on terror and the future of Afghanistan
Fatima Ayub Sari, Sari Kouvo
International Affairs, Journal article 2008
Journal article


Orford, Anne: International Law and its Others Cambridge University Press, UK 2006
Sari Kouvo
Nordic Journal of International Law, Book review 2007
Book review


Sari Kouvo
in Johanna Kantola and Johanna Valenius (Eds.) (2006). Maailmanpolitiikan arkipäivää: 10 käsitettä feministiseen kansainvälisten suhteiden tutkimukseen, Helsinki, Avainsanat, Chapter in book 2006
Chapter in book


The United Nations and Gender Mainstreaming: Limits and Possibilities
Sari Kouvo
in Doris Buss and Ambreena Manji (Eds.) (2005). International Law: Modern Feminist Approaches, Hart Publications , Chapter in book 2005
Chapter in book

The United Nations and gender mainstreaming: limits and possibilities
Sari Kouvo
International law : modern feminist approaches, Oxford, Hart Publishing, Chapter in book 2005
Chapter in book


Promoting Equality between the Sexes through Human Rights – International and Nordic Feminist Perspectives on Rights
Sari Kouvo
in Anu Pylkkänen and Eva-Maria Svensson (Eds.) (2004). Nordic Feminism at a Crossroads, London, Ashgate Publications, Chapter in book 2004
Chapter in book

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