Mikael Johansson holds a Master of Laws from the Faculty of Law at Lund University, with specialisation in international human rights law and international humanitarian law. Mikael has been with the Institute since 1991 and has held several positions within the department for international programmes, including head of department. He is currently advisor to the Director on issues related to Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance. 2004-2006, Mikael was stationed at the Embassy of Sweden in Harare, as the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency’s (Sida), Regional Adviser for Democracy and Human Rights for Southern Africa.
Mikaels work experience covers management of institutional and human rights capacity development programmes and strategic planning and policy development related to development cooperation and human rights, including resluts based management and application of human rights based approaches to development. He has vast experience in the fields of adminstration of justice, rule of law and anti-corruption.
Mikael coordinates the Institute’s involvement in the UN Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network and he is since 2011 member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law.