The Editors: Claudia Mahler (Dr. iur.) is Senior Researcher at the Human Rights Centre, University of Potsdam. She is a jurist
and has worked as an assistant at the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck, as Vice-President of the Human Rights Commission
for Tirol and Vorarlberg, and as a lecturer at Humboldt University Berlin. Currently she is a consultant to the Office of
the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.
Anja Mihr (Dr. phil.) is the Director of the European Master Programme
in Human Rights and Democratisation, European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice. She is
a political scientist and among others she worked as a researcher and lecturer at Humboldt University Berlin (2005-2006),
Columbia University New York (2006) and at the UNESCO-Chair for Human Rights Education at the University of Magdeburg (2002-2004).
Reetta Toivanen (Dr. phil.) is currently a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism
and at the Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research, University of Helsinki. She is a social anthropologist and
has previously worked as researcher at the Department for European Ethnology at Humboldt University Berlin (2004-2007), the
Institute for Human Rights at Abo Akademi University (2001-2003), and at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University