Gro Nystuen holds a Cand. Jur. and Dr. Juris from the University of Oslo, with a PhD in international law from 2004 focusing on the peace agreement for Bosnia-Herzegovina. She served in the foreign service from 1991 to 2005, including postings at the UN delegation in Geneva and secondments to the Yugoslavia Conference in the UN and the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia. Nystuen was an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo from 2005 to 2011, with primary responsibility for international humanitarian law and the law of armed conflict, and at the Norwegian Defence University College from 2008 to 2013. She was a senior partner at ILPI from 2009 to 2016 and has been affiliated with the Norwegian Centre for International Law (NAIL) since 2018. Nystuen has served as the Chair of the Petroleum Fund’s Council on International Law (2001-2004) and the Ethical Council for the Government Pension Fund Global (2005-2011/13). She was also a member of the Afghanistan Committee (2015-2016), and from 2010 to 2021, she was the Chair of the Ministry of Defence’s Council for Combat Decorations. Nystuen has worked extensively in the fields of international law, treaty law, peace negotiations, international humanitarian law, disarmament and arms control, human rights, and business and human rights responsibility, and has published extensively in all these areas. She has broad expertise in international procedural rules and multilateral processes. In addition, Nystuen has co-authored the book “Krigens folkerett – Norge og vår tids kriger” (The Law of Armed Conflict – Norway and Our Time’s Wars) with Cecilie Hellestveit (2020), “Nuclear Weapons under International Law” (ed.), and “The Convention on Cluster Munitions – a commentary” (ed.). Since 2018, she has been employed at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) and currently serves as the Deputy Director.