Professor of Human Rights Law

Country: Estonia

Academic degrees: Dr.iur. University of Tartu, MSc University of Wisconsin Madison, diploma in law, University of Tartu

Other positions: Management Board Member of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, Chair of Global Digital Human Rights Network

Invited keynote speaker in several international conferences, lectures in more than 15 universities outside of Estonia, leading and presenting two researches of high impact: restrictions to fundamental rights in connection with Covid-19 pandemic, responses of media companies to Russian aggression against Ukraine.

Research areas: new human righs, digital human rights, philosophy of law

Courses: new human rights, international courts, society and law, international human rights law

Notable publications: 

(i) forthcoming monograph: Non-coherence theory of digital human rights (Cambridge University Press 2023) 

(ii) The Cambridge Handbook on New Human Rights. Recognition, Novelty, Rhetoric (Cambridge Unversity Press 2020), edited volume, co-edtor -

(iii) Human Rights, Digital Society and the Law. A Research Companion (Routledge 2019), edited volume, editor -

(iv) The Internet Balancing Formula, European Law Journal Special Issue on Internet and Human Rights Law, volume 25, issue

(v) The Quest for Rights. Ideal and Normative Dimensions (Elgar 2019), edited volume, co-editor

Notable projects: 

(i) Global Digital Human Rights Network , Chair, EU Cooperation in Science and Technology programme, research into theoretical and practical dimension of human rights in the digital domain 2020 – 2024, budget: 600 000 euro

(ii) Bootstrap, EU Horizon Europe programme, assessing problematic usage of internet, consortium of 20 institutions, responsible for fundamental rights compliance assessment, 2023 – 2028, budget: 7,5 million euro

(iii) FRANET, EU Fundamental Rights Agency, program head for Estonia, 2023 – 2027, budget: 430 000 euro

(iv) HURMUR, Project Head, EU Horizon 2020 project, 2017 – 2020, budget: 1 million euro