Personnel at the Human Rights Centre


Susan Villa 

  • Deputy Director starting 1.3.2024 
  • Teamleader for the communications and advocacy team
  • Leader of the Junior Experts Program
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Media freedom, human rights defenders


Minna Orkokari

  • Events
  • Invoicing


Sanna Ahola

  • Rights of Older Persons
  • Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Mikko Joronen 

Miro Järnefelt

  • Communications Specialist

Leena Leikas

  • Teamleader, monitoring the implementation of fundamental and human rights
  • Secretary of the Human Rights Delegation
  • Chair of ENNHRI Legal Working Group

Elina Hakala

  • International cooperation
  • National human rights structures
  • Universal Periodic Review (UPR) 

Lauri Sivonen

  • Strategic human rights foresight
  • Human dimension and security

Junior experts

Klara Fält

  • Young Experts Programme

Mikko Pursimo

  • Young Experts Programme