Annika Suominen holds her LL.M. degree from the University of Helsinki (2006). Since 2007. She has worked at the Faculty of Law of the University of Bergen, where she holds her PhD degree (2011, “The Principle of Mutual Recognition in Cooperation in Criminal Matters. A study of the principle in four framework decisions and in the implementation legislation in the Nordic Member States”). She currently holds a postdoctoral research fellow position at the Faculty of Law in Bergen. Her research interests are in addition to cooperation in criminal matters and institutional cooperation, also EU criminal law more generally, especially substantive EU criminal law, legal certainty and fundamental rights, as well as detention of foreigners.
She has written several articles and papers on these topics. She is a member of the ECPI (European Criminal Policy Initiative) and the Norwegian contact point of ECLAN (European Criminal Law Academic Network). She is a member of the editorial board of the NJECL (New Journal of European Criminal Law) and the EuCLR (European Criminal Law Review) and she is also together with Prof. Jørn Jacobsen co-founder and editor-in chief of the “Bergen Journal of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice” (BJCLCJ).