Agneta Johansson

Executive Director of ILAC Agneta Johansson is a lawyer specialized in international law with over 30 years of experience in development in conflict and post-conflict countries.

She has served 20 years as Executive Director and Deputy Director of ILAC, the International Legal Assistance Consortium, an international association for legal experts offering guidance to countries to rebuild justice systems after conflict. She has overseen comprehensive rule of law assessments and programmes in Cuba, Guatemala, Liberia, Central African Republic, Syria and the Middle East and North African region.

Johansson has also worked for the Swedish Foreign Ministry and several international organizations. She served in Bosnia 1996-2000 at the OSCE and as Head of the Department of Missing Persons and Exhumations at the Office of the High Representative where she was responsible for the negotiations and the creation of a missing persons mechanism between the former warring parties. She has worked for TIPH, Temporary International Presence in Hebron. She has for several years served as a member of the board and jury of the Right Livelihood Award and on the board of Kvinna till Kvinna 2003-2010.

Geographical expertise

  • The Middle East
  • Western Balkans

Topical expertise

  • Rule of law and justice sector reform in post-conflict countries and transitional settings
  • Gender justice
  • Human rights and humanitarian law 


  • Swedish
  • English


New holders of the 1325-scholarship for women, peace and security

Three new peacebuilders from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Pales-tine and Afghanistan have been selected as this year’s recipients of the schol-arship in support of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. For the first time, the scholarship, established in the memory of Zaida Catalán, is awarded to women from all three countries where Catalán worked as seconded from FBA.

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Strategic peace mediation and dialogue efforts to shift conflict systems

When working with or in complex conflict systems, including on dialogue, peace mediation or peace process support, a critical question is how we can best contribute to positive substantive shifts in these systems. FBA’s two thematic units working with dialogue, peace mediation and peace process support have explored these issues during the last few years. During this time, Anita Ernstorfer, an expert in peacebuilding and long-standing FBA consultant, has been a key partner in this conversation.



FBA has both increased and adapted its work in Ukraine in the wake of Russia's invasion.

The War in Ukraine – How FBA is Assisting

FBA has both increased and adapted its work in Ukraine in the wake of Russia's invasion.

FBA in Ukraine
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