Lile has been working for Save the Children Norway as an international senior advisor on child rights governance. He was also an advisor for the Gáldu - Resource
Centre for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Before his PhD he worked as a journalist in newspapers, TV and radio.
Lile has published a long stream of scientific articles and book chapters in addition to one book on “International Law on the Aims of Education” (Routledge 2021). In addition, he has edited an anthology on Psychosocial work (Gyldendal 2019). One might divide the scientific publications in the following main topics:
Indigenous rights and minority rights, often with a focus on Sámi peoples rights
and the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Sociology of law and its methodologies
Freedom of religion
One can find all his scientific peer reviewed publications here
In addition to scientific
peer reviewed publications, he has also published a lot of opinion articles, letters to the editor and op-eds, in some of the biggest newspapers and media outlets in Norway. These can be found here.
Also, he’s published many editorials and commentaries on legal issues as the chief editor of Kritisk juss (The Critique of law Journal). They can be found here.
His father was a Sámi and his mother is from Iran. He is what might be called a properly confusing cultural mix.