Dr Miia Halme-Tuomisaari is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Programme for the Study of International Governance at the Graduate Institute of International and Developments Studies. She is also an adjunct professor of International law at the University of Turku.
Her areas of expertise include legal anthropology, international human rights, the history of human rights, migration and the UN treaty body system.
She co-edited ‘Revisiting the Origins of Human Rights’ (CUP 2015 with Pamela Slotte), and is the author of several articles and chapters in leading international journals including the European Journal of International Law, PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropological Review and Migration Studies (forthcoming). She is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Allegralaboratory.net, a leading online publication in anthropology founded in 2013.
Dr Halme-Tuomisaari has conducted extended fieldwork at the UN Human Rights Committee, as well as archive sources on the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 2016 she was a visiting fellow at the University of Witwaterstrand, Johannesburg, studying the role of the UN treaty body system in South Africa.
Dr Halme-Tuomisaari holds a PhD in Social Anthropology and an LLM in Public International Law, both from the University of Helsinki. She has been awarded several fellowships for her research, including by the Academy of Finland, the Kone Foundation, and the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle/Saale).
The Geneva Academy is coordinating the academic input to the 2020 review of UN treaty bodies by the UN General Assembly via the creation of an academic network of independent researchers, a call for papers, a series of regional consultations, annual conferences in Geneva, as well as ongoing interactions with key stakeholders.
Palaces of Hope: Anthropology of the United Nations (Eds. Niezen Ron and Sapignoli, Maria), Cambridge University Press
Miia Halme-Tuomisaari, Josh Clark
PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review Online
European Journal of International Law 2016, Volume 27, No 1, 235-243
Eds. Slotte, Pamela and Halme-Tuomisaari, Miia, Cambridge University Press