Anette Bringedal Houge

Anette Bringedal Houge
University of Oslo · Department of Health Sciences

PhD, Criminology

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Introduction
Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Health and Society at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo. Prior to this, I was the Head of Analyses at the Norwegian Red Cross. I hold a PhD in Criminology (2017). My research concerns violence and institutional responses, at local, national and international levels. A recurrent theme is the privileged place and role granted to criminal justice responses, and the juridification of societal and political understandings this entails.
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October 2020 - present
University of Oslo
Position
  • PostDoc Position
July 2018 - September 2020
Norwegian Red Cross
Position
  • Head of Department

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Publications (25)
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Whilst sexual violence has been an offence associated both with war- and peacetime throughout history, its rise to the tables where international peace and security are negotiated, represents a significant shift. This article continues the scholarly conversation about conflict-related sexual violence and its emergence as a “hot topic” on academic,...
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In response to recent demands to make use of international criminal justice institutions’ archives for social scientific research, this article develops a theoretical approach to international criminal justice called narrative expressivism. Narrative expressivism considers criminal justice as a potent source of information about past crimes – yet a...
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This chapter addresses how the recent and ongoing securitization of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) intersects with and connects to societal responses to post-conflict sexual violence. We argue that there are three interrelated modes of recognition that form part of the CRSV securitization process: hyper-visibility, the construction of a hi...
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Introduction: This article addresses the provision of rehabilitation services for torture victims with a refugee background in Norway. It engages the topic from the outset of relevant rehabilitation rights and duties, presenting the organisation of rehabilitation services within the Norwegian health care system, and exploring the challenges and opp...
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(Forthcoming article:) How comfortable a read can research that has violence at its core become, before the distance created by language becomes an ethical– and analytical–challenge in its own right? In this article, the author explores and reflects on ethical dilemmas of re-presenting violent experiences, following the traction of their research....
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Teksten er tilsvar på en kommentar til min artikkel "Helseattest for eldre bilførere – en analyse av stortingsdebatten" doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.21.0639
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BACKGROUND In February 2021, the Storting decided to abolish the mandatory medical certificate required for driving licence renewals for drivers over the age of 80. The decision will affect older drivers, traffic safety in general, and the everyday work of GPs in particular. MATERIALS AND METHODS A content analysis was performed of the parliamenta...
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BAKGRUNN: I februar 2021 vedtok Stortinget å avvikle kravet om obligatorisk helseattest for fornyelse av førerkort for bilførere over 80 år. Vedtaket angår eldre bilførere og trafikksikkerhet generelt og fastlegers arbeidshverdag spesielt. MATERIALE OG METODE: Det ble gjort en innholdsanalyse av stortingsdebattene samt underlagsdokumenter som omhan...
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Torturskader fører til sammensatte behandlings- og rehabiliteringsbehov som rammebetingelsene på helse- og vel- ferdsområdet ikke er tilstrekkelig tilrettelagt for, og som vanskelig kan ivaretas av en hjelper alene. Hvordan er det for profesjonsutøvere å arbeide med og for torturutsatte? I denne artikkelen utforsker vi fagpersoners erfaringer med o...
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Background: At the intersection of the Sustainable Development Goals, humanitarian assistance and health, the umbrella term 'health in the last mile' has gained traction. In August 2019, the Norwegian Red Cross commissioned a global report to conceptualise and assess what 'health in the last mile' refers to, in terms of access, needs and structura...
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Focusing on the guilty plea statements in sex crimes cases at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, this article investigates the ways that defendants represent themselves, their agencies, and their offenses in response to the legal framework within which they talk. While their acts are at the core of international criminal...
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Politically powerful, the fight against impunity presents CRSV as solvable, based as it is on criminal laws’ assumed deterrent effect, retributive powers, and inherent contributions to peace and reconciliation. But are these assumptions justified? Does criminal justice’s dominating position reflect its actual functioning? Importantly, what other me...
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This chapter explores the ways in which defendant perpetrators are re-presented by primary actors in direct murder cases at the ICTY. Primary actors re-present the defendants and their offenses according to narrative scripts premised by the institutional setting of their re-presentations. Yet, they make use of various forms of justifications and ne...
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The increased internationalization of law and the strengthened position of transnational civil society create a need for a criminological research agenda that investigates intersections between legitimacy and representation, punishment and welfare beyond the nation state. This article explores the need for and scope of such a research agenda, and p...
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The empirical material produced by proceedings at International Criminal Tribunals and selected US courts-martial comprise one of few available sources on the lives and experiences of individual perpetrators of sexual war violence. In this article I explore primary court actors’ narratives about defendant perpetrators and identify and discuss how a...
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Most studies of sexual war violence focus almost exclusively on the experiences of female victims to such atrocities. This has been a necessary and important focus to make visible women’s and girls’ war experiences – experiences that have for too long been neglected both in international research on war and conflict, in history books, in peace nego...
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This article measures and evaluates the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten’s coverage of the extensive use of sexual violence during the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, with a particular focus on sexual violence against men. According to an extensive report written by a UN Commission of Experts, the use of sexual violence against men as well as women was w...

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Projects (4)
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Collaborative exercise to map, assess, and analyse the availability, quality and reach of social and medical rehabilitation assistance and services for torture victims with emphasis on first line and specialist health services in Norway. Combination of service mapping, academic research and supervised student projects - spanning legal, criminological, social work and medical disciplines.
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Forensic facts do not establish themselves, they are constructed and interpreted by forensic and medical experts, and then translated – from one field of expertise to another, to make sense in a legal setting. This project will investigate how medical and forensic experts translate findings from sexual assaults for legal processing purposes. 'From medical facts to legal evidence' is part of 'Evidently Rape,' a convergence environment funded by UiO:Lifescience. Through three interrelated work packages building on a combination of intakes (literature, document analysis, interviews and observation), 'From medical facts to legal evidence' addresses how medical facts and forensic evidence are written and spoken for in pre-trial stages of the criminal justice process in rape and sexual assault cases in Norway. The project is designed to study empirically the establishment of forensic facts and the translation work that medical and forensic experts invest in to transfer the scientific meaning and quality of facts to a legal context and audience. Whereas scholars have raised concern that we are witnessing a “natural science-ification” of the court system through forensic and medical experts’ role in the court, this project also reverses this assertion and ask if the legal expectations likewise juridify medical ways of thinking in the criminal justice process. By addressing the sociology of knowledge pertaining to forensic evidence in the criminal justice system 'From medical facts to legal evidence' aims to help the translation of evidence/knowledge from the medical to the legal knowledge tradition.
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Develop an analytical approach to the analysis of storytelling in and for the purpose of international criminal justice