Helene Hojfeldt LL.M.

Visiting researcher

  • Department:
    Former Visiting Research Fellows
  • Section: Public International Law/International Humanitarian Law/International Criminal Law


Project title: “Multi-Level Regulation of Foreign Fighters: The European Legal Response to Foreign Fighters and Its Impact on the Conduct of Hostilities Regime”

Helene Højfeldt holds an LLM from Copenhagen University, and is currently in her third year as a PhD fellow at Aarhus University, Faculty of Law. Parallel to her Masters studies, Ms. Højfeldt interned at the Royal Danish Embassy in The Hague; held a teaching position at Copenhagen University; and held an assistant position at the Danish Ministry of Justice. Ms. Højfeldt has taught bachelor and master’s students in criminal law and the law of armed conflict and has published two articles in the course of her PhD Fellowship. Her PhD project analyses the conflation of the law-enforcement regime and conduct of hostilities regime in armed conflict, in light of the foreign fighters phenomenon. The analysis differs from a study of separate legal systems by its comparative approach, which is of a twofold nature: It involves both a ‘vertical’ comparison between three levels of legislation, and a ‘horizontal’ comparison between different national legal orders.