Christopher Hansteen

Deputy chairperson

Christopher Hansteen is a partner at the Norwegian law firm Hjort. He has extensive experience in practising collective employment law, individual employment law and pensions, the law of torts and human rights. He has worked as a lawyer for the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) and the Norwegian Competition Authority, and as a deputy judge in Ålesund. He has prosecuted at the EFTA Court, has worked on cases before the European Court of Human Rights and has been involved in a case before the European Social Committee.

Hansteen has been a member of the board of Human Rights House Foundation since October 2016. He has also been a member of the Norwegian Bar Association’s Human Rights Committee and board member of the Norwegian Center for Human Rights, the Norwegian Human Rights Fund and a member of the editorial board in the Norwegian labour law journal “Arbeidsrett”.

Hansteen is a supervisor for master’s and specialist dissertations in labour at the University of Oslo and the University of Bergen.

He has authored a number of books and articles on collective and individual employment law. He also has extensive litigation experience and is admitted to the Supreme Court of Norway.