Thomas Hammarberg and Gregor Noll have been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. They will assume their positions on the board as of 1 July 2015.
“We are pleased to welcome Thomas Hammarberg, one of Sweden’s most prominent human rights practitioners, and Gregor Noll, with a distinguished academic experience, to the Board of Trustees. I’m confident that they will provide valuable insights and input to the work of the institute,” says Lennart Svensäter, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of RWI.
Thomas Hammarberg has spent most of his professional life working to strengthen human rights around the world. He held the post of Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights in Strasbourg from 2006 to 2012.
Prior to this, he was Secretary General of the Stockholm-based Olof Palme International Center (2002–05), Ambassador of the Swedish Government on Humanitarian Affairs (1994–2002), the Secretary General of the NGO “Save the Children Sweden” (1986–92), and Secretary General of Amnesty International (1980–86).
Gregor Noll is the Chair of International Law at the Faculty of Law, Lund University in Sweden, and co-directs the largest research environment in international law and human rights law in Sweden. Noll replaces Christina Moëll, who had served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute since 2008.
Noll is the current holder of the Torten and Ragnar Söderberg Chair in Commemoration of Samuel Pufendorf. In 2013, he co-founded the Lund-Uppsala Migration Law Research Network (L/UMIN) which he now co-directs with Dr. Rebecca Stern (Uppsala). Apart from migration and refugee law, Noll has published extensively on human rights law and the use of force in international law.