Therese Mortensen

Therese Mortensen

Doctoral student

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I am recent PhD graduate from Human Rights Studies, Lund University. I am interested in the intersections between international law, local practices and local conceptions of children's rights in India. My dissertation project was concerned with the role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as de facto ‘duty bearers’ of human rights, specifically children’s protection rights in central and northern India. I have also published in the fields of critical child rights studies, advocacy on behalf of children, and adapting fieldwork methods from physical to online. Other research interests include the state in India, ethnographic methods for human rights research, vernacularisation & vernacular rights cultures, and the intersections of children's rights and climate change.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

UKÄ subject classification

  • Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

Free keywords

  • Human Rights
  • Child rights
  • India
  • NGOs
  • Duty bearers
  • Civil society


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