Janne Rothmar Herrmann

Janne Rothmar Herrmann


Primary fields of research

Professor of Medical law. Current research interests include reproductive rights, and the regulation of bioethical dilemmas in general.

Appointed by the Danish Minister for Health, after nomination by Indenpendent Research Fund Denmark, as a researcher to the impartial "Coil Campaign" investigation concerning contraception practices in Greenland and in Danish schools with Greenlandic pupils during 1960-1991

Appointed by the Danish Minister for Health to the Working Group on a dignified death 2023-2024

Current research:

  • Principal Investigator "Reconceptualising Reproductive Rights" and "Conceptualizing a Human Right to Menstrual Health - Breaking Societal Taboos and Promoting Female Health"(funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark)
  • Partner in research project TechnoDeath: Technologies of Death and Dying at the Beginning of Life" (funded by Independent Research Fund Denmark

Books in English:
The Cryopolitics of Reproduction - A New Scandinavian Ice Age, Emerald (with Kroløkke, Petsersen, Bach, Adrian, Hansen, Petersen)

Health and Human RIghts  Intersentia (with Toebes, Hartlev, Hendriks, O Cathaoir, Sinding Aasen)

Appointed member of the Dataethics Council by the Minister for Justice 2019-2023 and member of the Committee for Scientific Misconduct by the Minister of Science and elected governor for the World Association for Medical Law since 2018. Served as a board member of the Danish Society for Medical Philosophy, Ethics and Methodology during 2010-2023, and during 2010-2015 and again from 2021-2023 she was Danish member of the Nordic Committee on Bioethics by appointment by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Has previously served on the Board of the European Association of Health Law. She has served as an external examiner in medical philosophy and health law at the Danish Medical Schools. She serves as scientific expert and ethics expert for the European Commission in the assessment of research projects.


  • Biolaw and bioethics (master level)

Supervision of LLB, LLM and PhD students

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