Marianne Tøraasen

Women on the Bench Project

PhD candidate, UiB/CMI

Marianne is working at CMI as a PhD candidate on the “Women on the Bench” project. In her research, she takes a closer look at the role of women judges in Haiti. She is examining how women get to the bench, how they reflect around their role, how they decide in gender-sensitive cases, and whether their presence have any impact of the legitimacy of the court’s decisions.

Marianne holds an MA in Comparative Politics and BA in French, both from the University of Bergen. Her main focus was on women’s quotas and gendered perceptions of decision-making roles. She has previously worked as a research assistant at CMI and the University of Bergen.


Women on the Bench: The Role of Female Judges in Fragile States
2017 - 2022