Judge Vidar Stensland (click to download)


Date of appointment: 7 February 2017


Judge Vidar Stensland has been serving as Court of Appeals Judge at Haalogaland Court of Appeals in Tromsø since 2001. He previously served as EULEX Judge from 2013 through 2016, where he was assigned to the Mitrovica Basic Court. Prior to that, he was a Legal Advisor and later Head of Mission at the Norwegian Mission of Rule of Law Advisors to Georgia between 2007 and 2009. Prior to that, between 2004 and 2009, he was a member of the Criminal Cases Review Commission in Norway. From 2000 until 2001, he operated a private practice as Attorney-at-Law. Between 1985 and 1999, he held various positions in the Norwegian Prosecution Service as Head of the Prosecution Department/Deputy Chief of Police, Senior Public Prosecutor in northern Norway and at The Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime. He has lectured on criminal law and procedure, including international human rights law, at different universities in Norway and abroad. Judge Stensland holds a law degree from the University of Oslo (Norway). He was called to the Bar in Norway in 1987.

cases/functions at the KSC:

Presiding judge of the KSC Specialist Chamber of the Constitutional Court (the current term started on 1 June 2023).

Presiding Judge/member of different Constitutional Court panels seised with, inter alia, referrals related to the KSC Rules of Procedure and Evidence (first; third), referrals by the President of the Kosovo Parliament, Thaçi, VeseliKrasniqi, the referrals by Shala (first; second; third), by Nasim Haradinaj and Januzi et al.