Staff Contact Information

The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights
Faculty of Law
P.O. BOX 4 (visiting address: Yliopistonkatu 3)
Tel: +358 (0)29 4123140


Päivi Leino-Sandberg


LL.D. Adjunct Professor of EU Law

E-mail: paivi.leino(at)

Current research

Dr Leino-Sandberg is Adjunct Professor of EU Law, University of Helsinki, and currently works as a Counsellor of Legislation, EU Law, at the Finnish Ministry of Justice, where she is responsible for constitutional and institutional issues, EU external relations and fundamental rights. She has been involved in a number legislative files, including the Treaty of Lisbon, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, the PNR agreements and Regulation 1049/2001 on public access to documents. She frequently publishes and lectures in her areas of expertise both in Finland and abroad, and has recently written on Europe's economic crisis, the relationship between public access to documents and democracy, fundamental rights, external relations and good administration in the EU. In 2011-2012 she has also acted as an expert for the European Parliament on questions relating to good administration in the EU, see e.g.:


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List of Publications

Profile in the University of Helsinki Research Database Tuhat