Tove Nyberg


Visa sidan på svenska
Works at Department of Criminology
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 C, plan 6
Room C 622
Postal address Kriminologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Ph.D. researcher (September 2016 - ongoing) 

Research areas: Child justice, international child rights, armed groups, recruitment and use, transitional justice, access to justice, and victimology.

Ph.D. project: Justice for children associated with armed violence, a socio-legal case study of Colombia.

The aim of the study is to explore the relationship between how legislation and policy have development on children associated with armed violence internationally and in Colombia. The aim also encompasses how judicial and other actors experience policy reform and think about the boundaries of victimisation and criminalisation in relation to children. The study contributes to the knowledge production of the socio-legal processes with children involved with different type of armed actors, including gangs and community-based armed groups.

The study is built on critical theories and employs a qualitative case study design using documents (policy and reports) and interviews with state and government officials, judicial practitioners, and organisational actors. Field research was carried out during approximately 10 months during 2018 in different parts of Colombia.

The study shows both the usefulness and the problems with the legal framework in relation to a specific context, the Colombian riddled by internal armed conflict. It also explores the tendencies of, and reasons for, certain practices in the domestic setting. Finally it advances the argument that a victim-centred approach better accounts for the complexities involved when children have been associated with armed violence and better guarantees children’s right to access justice and participate in peace-building processes.

Last updated: February 2, 2021

Bookmark and share Tell a friend