Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen has been named Research Director at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.
Gammeltoft-Hansen, 36, who currently heads the Research Department for the Danish Institute for Human Rights, brings years of experience in the fields of international human rights law, refugee law, immigration, legal theory, and law and politics. He has a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen and a Ph.D. in Law from the Institute of Law at Aarhus University. He will begin as Research Director on April 1.
Gammeltoft-Hansen is the Executive Chairman of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) and co-chairs several international research networks.
Throughout his career, his research has focused on human rights and globalisation, international refugee law, immigration policy and sovereignty.
“Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen has not only a high-level research background on a variety of human rights issues but also strong management and leadership experience,” says RWI’s director Morten Kjaerum. “Thomas will contribute to the further development of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute as a centre of excellence in our four priority areas — People on the Move, Inclusive Societies, Fair and Efficient Justice, and Economic Globalisation and Human Rights. I very much look forward to collaborating with Thomas when he starts in April.”