Hildur Fjola Antonsdottir

affiliated with the university, Working title: Understandings of Justice by Victim-Survivors of Sexual Violence and its Implications for Different Justice Strategies

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences


  • Sociology of law, Gender, Justice, Sexual violence


Research Areas

  • Gender equality and social change 
  • Sexual violence and the justice gap
  • Justice mechanisms, including the criminal justice system, tort law and restorative justice

Current Research

The aim of the research is firstly to gain a deeper understanding of how victim-survivors of sexual violence perceive, experience and understand justice. Secondly the aim is to explore if and how this knowledge can be used to expand and develop strategies which could meet the justice needs and interests of victim-survivors in- and outside the criminal justice system.

The research will use a victim-centred approach and attempt to answer the following questions:

  1. How do people who have been subjected to sexual violence experience and understand (in)justice?
  2. How do people who have been subjected to sexual violence experience and/or perceive traditional and/or non-traditional justice mechanisms and practices?
  3. How do victim-survivors’ justice ideas and interests compare with different justice mechanisms and practices? 

Recent research outputs

Hildur Fjóla Antonsdóttir, 2017 Jan 1, Outsourcing Legal Aid in the Nordic Welfare States. Springer International Publishing, p. 125-146 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Hildur Fjola Antonsdottir & Gunnarsdóttir, H., 2016 Oct 20, The Guardian.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperNewspaper article

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