Elisabet Fura was appointed Chairperson of the Board of Trustees at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund on 1 July 2016.
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 studied law at Stockholm University where she graduated in 1979. She practiced law in Sweden and became a member of the Swedish Bar Association in 1985. From 1999 to 2001, she was Chairperson of the Swedish Bar Association.
Besides being involved in several public investigations in Sweden, Fura has also been involved on the international stage. This work has included chairing an international union of lawyers and participating in different development projects in the field of justice in Russia, Laos and Vietnam.