Viljam Engström

About/Bio

Viljam Engström (PhD, Adjunct professor) works as Research leader in International law at Åbo Akademi University. His research is focused on international organizations/institutions in different settings and from various perspectives. He has long experience in teaching the Law of the United Nations. Recent publications include e.g: "The Paradoxes of Democratic Legitimacy in EU Migration Policies", RECONNET Blog, 7 January 2021, and "The IMF and Protection of Vulnerable Groups", in 89 Nordic Journal of International Law (2020).

Recently Published

Credentials and the Politics of Representation: What’s in it for the UN?

The UN General Assembly 76th session raised political controversy already before all the opening speeches have been made, as the credentials of at least two states, not completely unexpectedly, have become subject to debate. In the case of Myanmar and Afghanistan new regimes have recently surged to power, whereas the previous governments still hold UN accreditation. Afghanistan´s…

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