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ELISABET FURA

 

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Master of Law in Stockholm University – 1979
     

  • Service with the Swedish Courts – 1979 - 1982
     

  • Associated with Advokatfirman Vinge – 1982-2003, partner.
    Practising corporate, transport and bankruptcy law

     

  • President of the Association of the Official Receivers in Stockholm (Konkursförvaltarkollegiet i Stockholm) –1995-1997,
    board member – 1993-1997

     

  • President of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA), the International Association for Young Lawyers –1991-1992.
    (National Vice President for Sweden to the same organisation – 1987-1991)

     

  • Deputy Chairman of the Swedish Bar Association –1996-1999
     

  • Chairman of the Swedish Bar Association – 1999-2001
     

  • Head of the Swedish delegation to the CCBE (Council of the Bars and Law Societies of the European Union) – 1998-2003
     

  • Served as expert on several parliamentary committees
     

  • Judge at the European Court of Human Rights – 2003-2012
    Vice-President of Section III – 2008-2011
    Vice-President of Section V – 2011-2012

     

  • Iuris Doctor Honoris Causa, Stockholm University – September 2010
     

  • Chief Parliamentary Ombudsman of Sweden – 2012-2016
     

  • Member of the Independent Investigation Body with regard to allegations of corruption within the Parliamentary Assembly (IBAC) - 2017-2018
     

  • President of the board of trustees of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law – 2016 - present
     

  • Member of the Parliamentary Board for the Examination of Transitionary Restrictions for Ministers and certain other Officeholders – 2020 - present
     

  • President of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for Tornedalians, Kvens and Lantalaiset (governmental investigation) – 2020 - present
     

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