About Thea Totland


Thea has both a practical and academic background in various aspects of children`s rights. As a lawyer who has worked with the child protection services, as a mediator with the Norwegian Conflict and Reconciliation Service and as a lawyer specialized in child law, she is passionate about her work and resolving injustices toward children.


Master’s of Advanced Studies in Children’s Rights, University of Fribourg (Switzerland) Law Faculty, 2008

(Master Thesis: Child Sexual Abuse and the Internet-Methods and Resources used to identify victims of Child Abuse on the Internet)

Law degree (candidatus juris) University of Oslo, 2003

Entry level philosophy exam (examen philosophicum)  University of Oslo, 1989

My greatest pride is my four beautiful children. They inspire me to fight for a secure and healthy childhood for all children.

Biographical Sketch

Areas of specialty

  1. 1.Advocacy

  2. 2.Internet Security

  3. 3.Child Protection

  4. 4.Conflict Mediation

  5. 5.Children’s Rights

  6. 6.Custody

  7. 7.Child Abuse