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.
Maarten Hillebrandt is postdoctoral researcher at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights where he is involved in a research project on the transparency of EU decision making. He specializes in EU institutional law and politics, and has published on government transparency policy and theory in and beyond the EU. He has previously held positions at the Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, and the Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance (ACELG), University of Amsterdam. In addition, he has been a visiting fellow at the Research Centre for the Analysis of Governance and Public Policy in Europe (LAGAPE), University of Lausanne, and the Centre for European Research (CERGU), Gothenburg University. In 2017, he defended a dissertation on the historical development of the access to documents policy of the Council of the EU at the University of Amsterdam. This dissertation was subsequently awarded the annual Van Poelje Prize for the best dissertation in the field of public administration in the Netherlands and Flanders. Maarten's research interests include the policy and politics of information, transparency theory, EU institutional politics, socio-legal research, and informality. In the Academy of Finland-funded research project Transparency in the EU - From Reaction to Manifesto (TrUE, 2017-2021), Maarten focusses on the transparency policy of the Council of the EU and the institutional and social environment in which it comes about.
I work as a Research Fellow at Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS) and the Faculty of Law. I research criminal law, with a specific focus on corporate criminal law and corporate sustainability.
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.
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/