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LaSE – Law, Society and the Extraordinary

Research group
Active research
Project size
9 900 000
Project period
2020 - 2025
Project owner
Department of Law

Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)

Short description

A functioning legal order forms the basis of a democratic state with rule of law. It must function even in situations of threats, crisis or war. A fragile legal order undermines not only public agencies’ capacities to act in situations of war or crisis, but also public trust. Today there exists no extensive mapping of the web of international, regional and national legal norms applicable in Sweden in times of crisis or war. Neither does an analysis of how these norms will function in specific crisis situations and especially in situations of accumulating and rapidly developing crises. Our research group studies the civilian and military defence legislation and regulation in Sweden, Europe, and internationally.
The project “The legal framework for civil protection and preparedness” is pursued by the LaSE research group.


Per Cramér, Project leader, Professor of International Law and holder of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration Law

Sari Kouvo, Associate Professor of International Law

Andreas Moberg, Associate Professor of International Law

Joachim Åhman, Professor of International Law