I am an Associate Professor working at the Faculty of Law and with the INEQ initiative. My research focuses on the issues of exclusion of different legal subjects through law and its interpretation. My main research areas are legal theory, human rights law, feminist theory and law and the humanities.
I work as an Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellow at the Law Faculty. I research and teach especially legal theory and philosophy as well as animal law. I teach in Finnish, Swedish and English.
I work as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Family Law. I am particularly interested in the legality of family relationships and the regulation in diverse legal fields; cultural and religious standards; the nexus of family relations, citizenship and belonging, and issues related to transnational life.
Dr. Freek van der Vet is a University Researcher at the University of Helsinki's Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights. He is the PI of the "Toxic Crimes" research group on legal activism against wartime environmental destruction (funded by the Academy of Finland and Kone Foundation). You may find more about the project here: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/erik-castren-institute/toxic-crimes-legal-adv... Furthermore, his research focuses on strategic litigation in international courts, legal mobilization under authoritarianism, and the protection of human rights defenders. His academic work has appeared in Law & Society Review, Europe-Asia Studies, The International Journal of Human Rights, Social & Legal Studies, Human Rights Review, and the Review of Central and East European Law, among others. He is part of the international network "ActInCourts" (Activists in International Courts), an emerging international network of human rights practitioners and scholars who work on the involvement of NGOs and lawyers at international courts around the world. The project is funded by a Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grant. You may find more about our project here: https://lmic.arts.ubc.ca/