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Ihmisoikeuskeskus järjestää pe 13.4.2018 klo 9.30-11.30 yhdessä ulkoministeriön ja oikeusministeriön kanssa tilaisuuden


Standing up for Human Rights in a Multipolar World

Friday 13 April 2018 at 9.30-11.30

Live feed from the event at  https://www.eduskunta.fi/FI/Sivut/Live.aspx

Discussion concentrates on means and ways to defend human rights in the time when the importance and structures of international law are challenged continuously in many ways.  The event language is English.




  • Welcoming remarks, Ms. Sirpa Rautio, Director, Human Rights Centre
  • Opening remarks, Mr. Antti Häkkänen, Minister of Justice


  • Key Note speech, Ms. Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

Panel discussion

  • Ms. Kate Gilmore, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Mr. Martti Koskenniemi, Academy Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki, Director of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights.
  • Ms. Niina Laajapuro, Policy Director, Amnesty International – Finnish Section
  • Ms. Tytti Matsinen, Human Rights Advisor, Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission (FELM)
  • Ms. Laura Okkonen, Head of Human Rights, Nokia
  • Ms. Satu Santala, Director General, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Moderator: Ms.  Nina Nordström, Director, Unit for Human Rights Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland



  • Closing, Ms. Sirpa Rautio, Director, Human Rights Centre


Ms. Kate Gilmore


Kate Gilmore was appointed United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights on 1st December 2015.

She brings to the position diverse and longstanding experience in strategic leadership and human rights advocacy with the United Nations, government and non-government organizations.

Prior to joining OHCHR, Ms. Gilmore was Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director for Programmes with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Previously she was National Director of Amnesty International Australia and then Executive Deputy Secretary General of Amnesty International.

Ms. Gilmore started her career as a social worker and government policy officer in Australia.  She helped establish Australia’s first Centre Against Sexual Assault at Melbourne’s Royal Women’s Hospital and her work over a number of years focused on prevention of violence against women.  In Australia, she was granted honorary appointments to provincial and national public policy and law reform processes, including membership of the country’s first National Committee on Violence Against Women.

Ms. Gilmore holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New England and postgraduate degrees in Social Work from the University of Melbourne and Community Development from RMIT.