Cecilie Hellestveit is a legal scholar and social scientist with a PhD in International Law from the University of Oslo. She has been associated with several research institutions both domestically and internationally, focusing on international law and armed conflicts. Hellestveit is particularly interested in the international legal regulation of new forms of warfare and weaponry, the protection of civilians, and the relationship between international law and geopolitics. She has co-authored the book “Krigens folkerett – Norge og vår tids kriger” (The Law of Armed Conflict – Norway and Our Time’s Wars) with Gro Nystuen (2020). Hellestveit has worked on armed conflicts in the Middle East for several decades. In Norwegian, she has previously published a book on the war in Syria (2017). In the fall of 2020, Hellestveit published the book “Omen – krig i Jemen og en verden i endring” (Omen – War in Yemen and a Changing World). She has been a council member of the Ethics Council for the Government Pension Fund Global (Sovereign Wealth Fund) since 2015 and has recently served on the government-appointed Ethics Committee for the Sovereign Wealth Fund. Hellestveit is affiliated with the newly established Norwegian Centre for International Law (NAIL).