Mikael Johansson

Director, Zimbabwe Programme/Senior Policy Adviser, Anti-Corruption and Human Rights Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights

Lund, Sweden

Mikael Johansson holds a Master of Laws from the Faculty of Law at Lund University, with specialisation in international human rights law and international humanitarian law. He has been with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law since 1991 and has held several positions within the department for international programmes, including head of programmes. He has also functioned as the Institute’s advisor on Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance. He is currently the director of the Zimbabwe Office in Harare and the Institute’s Senior Policy Adviser on Anti-Corruption and Human Rights. From September 2004 to August 2006 Mikael worked at the Embassy of Sweden in Harare, as the Swedish Internation,al Development Co-operation Agency’s (Sida), Regional Adviser for Democracy and Human Rights for Southern Africa.

Mikael’s work experience covers management of institutional and human rights capacity development programmes and strategic planning and policy development related to development cooperation and human rights, including results based management and application of human rights based approaches to development. He has vast experience in the fields of administration of justice, rule of law and anti-corruption. He is the current coordinator of the UN Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network of Institutes and he is since 2011 member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law.