Hermann Aubie

Senior Researcher

  • Institution University of Turku
  • Department/faculty Centre for East Asian Studies, Turun yliopisto, Arwidssoninkatu 1 building 12

Hermann Aubié is a social scientist/east asianist with interest and expertise in human rights, civil society, as well as social and human development issues. He has lived and worked in mainland China for five years and for more than ten years in various Western countries.

Shahnaj Begum

Post-doctoral researcher

  • Institution University of Lapland
  • Department/faculty Unit for Gender Studies, Faculty of Education

Viljam Engström

Lecturer

  • Institution Åbo Akademi University
  • Department/faculty Hippoksentie 5

Crosscutting research interests: The function of law and legal reasoning The law and function of international institutions (both political organizations and judicial bodies) The role of rights in international governance Publication areas: Human rights Social protection Judicial review International organizations / institutions Law and governance of the European Union Editor in Chief of Åbo Akademi Institute for Human Rights Working Paper Series

Elvis Mukumu Fokala

Researcher

  • Institution Åbo Akademi
  • Department/faculty Department of Law, Institute for Human Rights
  • Institution Åbo Akademi
  • Department/faculty Institute for Human Rights

Lisa Grans holds a PhD in Public International Law from Åbo Akademi University (2018) and has published extensively on the issue of women’s rights, with a particular focus on violence against women. Her expertise also includes the prohibition of discrimination, the prohibition of torture and linguistic rights. Grans has worked practically for over 20 years with promoting the human rights of women and other disadvantaged groups in cooperation with the relevant governmental bodies in countries such as Georgia, Kosovo and Turkey, having been based in the latter two.

Projects

Prevention of honour-related violence through the lens of the right to physical and psychological integrity

Irene Leino

Manager, Corporate Engagement

  • Institution UNICEF Finland

MFA: Digitalization and human rights (2019); Ministry of Education: Data protection, privacy and child rights (2018-19); Various publications to the World Bank on climate change mitigation and adaptation (2010-12); LuKe (former RKTL): Consumers' willingness to buy eco-labeled fish (2004) Various articles in HS, Talouselämä and UNICEF blog on corporate responsibility (2015-19)