The Hague Colloquium on the Future of Legal Identity

Civil Registration Centre for Development, The Hague and the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research, Johannesburg

Helge Brunborg

Statistics Norway

Helge Brunborg is a researcher in demography. He has mostly been employed by Statistics Norway but he has also worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, the University of Botswana and the Central Statistics Office of Botswana, as well as having been involved in a number of consultancies in many countries. He has taken a special interest in registration issues, both from a statistical and human rights perspective. In particular, he believes strongly in organizing individual population data from civil registration and population censuses in a central population register, which can be of immense value for statistics, research and administration, including for the registered individuals. These ideas are discussed in the report “Status Analysis on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS)”, On the issue of registration, specifically, he has published VO Nielsen, H Brunborg, V Aalandslid, D Roll-Hansen & C Hendriks: Status Analysis on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS). Documents 2014/41, Statistics Norway. H Skiri, MT Kumbaro, A Abelsæth, S Opdahl, H Brunborg & D Roll-Hansen: How to modernise a Civil Registration System: The case of Albania. Documents 32/2012, Statistics Norway. H Brunborg (2010): Vital statistics. Report from a mission to the National Statistical Institute of Mozambique. Report MZ: 2010:13.; H Brunborg and H Urdal: Report on the number of Missing and Dead from Srebrenica. Expert report for the case of general Krstić (IT-98-33). Pp. 385-398 in Ewa Tabeau (ed.) Conflict in Numbers. Casualties of the 1990s Wars in the Former Yugoslavia. Testimonies vol.33, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia. Belgrade 2009,; H Skiri, B Strand, M Talka & H Brunborg (2005): Selected Documents on the Modernisation of the Civil Registration System in Albania, Vol. II. Documents 2005/14, Statistics Norway,; M Chamie, R Baxter, G Feeney, H Brunborg & S Sawaya: "Report on a Mission to the Afghanistan Central Statistical Office to review statistical capacity and national plans for the Population and Housing Census Kabul, Afghanistan, 19 April - 3 May 2003". United Nations Statistics Division / UNFPA; H Brunborg, TH Lyngstad & H Urdal: Accounting for genocide: How many were killed in Srebrenica? European Journal of Population 19(3): 229-248, September 2003; H Brunborg, S Gåsemyr, G Rygh & J-K Tønder: Development of Registers of People, Companies and Properties in Uganda: Report from a Norwegian Mission. Documents 2003/4, Statistics Norway.; H Brunborg, I Bowler, AY Choudhury & M Nasreen: Appraisal of the Birth and Death Registration Project in Bangladesh, Documents 2001/13, Statistics Norway.; H Brunborg & E Aurbakken: Evaluation of Systems for Registration and Identification of Persons in Mozambique, Documents 97/8, Statistics Norway.