Rule of Law. Legal Reform and International Org. (RULE-P)


Name:Claes Sandgren
Title :

Doctor of Laws
Fax:08-16 25 66
Room:SCCL 628
Reception hours:By appointment
Phone hours:Always
Mobile:073-935 54 53
Information committee
General Property Law
Private Law

  Areas of work:
Contract law; Intellectual Property law (esp patent law and design law);
Legal and justice sector reform; Anti-Corruption;
Access to justice; Legislation and legislative technique; Human rights capacity building.

Military service 1964-65;
LLB 1968 (Uppsala);
Certificat de l'Institut de hautes études internationales 1969 (Geneva);
George Washington University 1971-72 (Washington D.C.);
LLD 1974 (Stockholm).

Academic appointments:
Ass. professor of private law, Stockholm University 1974;
Professor of Law, Umeå University 1988; Professor of Private Law, Stockholm University 1998-2006;
Professor of Private Law 2011-

Leadership appointments:
Head of Department of Law, Umeå University 1988-1992;
Dean of Faculty of Law, Stockholm University 2000-2002.

Diplomatic appointments:
Service for the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden in Stockholm, Bonn, Havana and Montevideo 1972-77 and 1981-87;
Ambassador and head of the Secretariat for Analysis of Swedish Development Assistance (SASDA) 1993-1994.

Professional affiliations:
Chairman of the Swedish Section of the International Commission of Jurists (1994-1999) and member of its board 1993-2007;
Editor of Juridisk Tidskrift (Law Journal) 1998-2000;
Member (vice chairman) of the Board of Stockholm University Holding Company 1999-present;
Chairman of the Swedish Institute for Legal Development (SILD) 2000-present;
Chairman of of the Board of Juridisk Tidskrift (Law Journal) 2000-present;
Member of the policy group of Sida regarding legal reform 2000-2001;
Member of the Board of the Institute for Social Private Law 2001-present;

Director of the course “Rule of law, legal reform, and international organisations” offered at Stockholm University.

Doctoral candidates:
Supervisor of seven candidates who have graduated as jur dr (LLB) and two as jur lic (PhD).

Guest professorships and guest lectures:
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru, Lima, Peru (April-May 2003);
Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile (September-October 2004);
Shihata Distinguished Lecture, Centre for Commercial Law, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, (May 2005);
University of San Carlos, Cebu City, Philippines (February 2007).

Inquiries carried out for the Government:
Sveriges samarbete med Central- och Östeuropa (Sweden's Cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe), Ds 1994.134;
Samverkan mellan högskolan och näringslivet (Interaction between Universities and Business), SOU 1996:70;
Samverkan mellan högskolan och de små och medelstora företagen (Interaction between Universities and Small and Medium-sized Business), SOU 1996:89;
Att utveckla ett grannlandssamarbete (Developing Sweden's Relations with its Neighbours), Ds 1997:75.

Expert in the Committee (Mutbrottslagstiftningskommittén, 2009:05) Reviewing the Swedish Legislation on Bribery and Drafting Integrity Codes of Conduct, 2009-present.

Services provided in 25 countries in the areas of design and evaluation of development cooperation, legal and justice sector reform, anti-corruption, access to justice, human rights capacity building, etc. (EU/EC Commission, UNDP, UNODC, IOM, WB, IADB, IOM, MCC/USAID, Sida, etc.).

Aftonbladet/debattsidan; Dagens Juridik; DN/DN Debatt; Expressen/debattsidan; Infotorg; SR/P1/P1-morgon; SR/P1/Studio ett; SR/P1/Godmorgon världen; SvD/Brännpunkt, svt1/Gomorron Sverige; Sydsvenskan/debattsidan; TV4/Nyhetsmorgon; TV8 m.fl.

Change semester  

Course title:
Rule of Law. Legal Reform and International Org.
Semester: Autumn 2017
Study period: 1
Rate of studies: 100%
Credits: 15.0
Language of instruction: English


Course contact:
Course coordinator:
Lee Billing Graflund
Course manager:
Claes Sandgren


Jaekel Théo
Sandgren Claes
Erik Wennerström
Iain Cameron
Kristina Simion
Linda Borgheden
Per Bergling
Richard Sannerholm