Sigrid Redse Johansen is currently the Special Adviser in law for the Norwegian Special Operations Command. She is on leave from the position as Generaladvokat for the Norwegian Armed Forces. In the latter position she is both the Director General of Military Prosecutions leading the military prosecutors, and advisor to the Chief of Defence in cases and matters concerning criminal law, criminal procedure and summary punishment.
She has previously been working as an associate professor and lecturer in international and operational law at the Norwegian Defence Command and Staff College for more than ten years. Sigrid Redse Johansen has a PhD in international law from the University of Oslo. She has published various articles and books within the field of the Law of Armed Conflict, both in Norwegian and English.
She has taken a particular interest in the topic of the relationship between the Military Commander, his or her discretionary competence, and expectations to commanders when new technologies emerge. Among her publications is the book The military Commander's Necessity: The Law of Armed Conflict and its Limits (Cambridge University Press, 2019) and the article 'So Man Created Robot in His Own Image: The Antropomorphism of Autonomous Weapon Systems and the Law of Armed Conflict'.