Elisabet Fura New Chair of Raoul Wallenberg Institute
Elisabet Fura who is a counsel at the Ellex Raidla law firm has been appointed Chairperson of the Board of Trustees at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund. She assumes the new position on 1 July.
Most recently Fura was the Chief Parliamentary Ombudsman in Sweden, where she served from 2012 to 2016. From 2003 till 2012, she served as a judge at the European Court of Human Rights.
Fura succeeds current Chairman of the Board, Lennart Svensäter, who has decided to step down after four years at the Institute.
“RWI is unique in how it combines human rights research and implementation,” says Fura. “By doing both you are connected to what’s happening on the ground yet you still have the possibility, time and resources to analyze and develop the field further. That’s part of what makes being connected to this institute very exciting.”
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