Milka Sormunen
  • PL 4 (Yliopistonkatu 3)




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Description of research and teaching

My expertise includes constitutional law, human rights law and European law, with a focus on the rights and legal status of vulnerable or disadvantaged groups, especially children and migrants. My doctoral thesis, which I defended in March 2021, addresses the concept of the best interests of the child in human rights practice. The thesis builds on an empirical analysis of Finnish, European and international case law from the perspective of constitutional and human rights law.

I am involved in two research projects (SepaRope and RECONNECT) at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights. My current research concerns separation of powers in EU migration law. In addition, I continue to study themes related to constitutional law, human rights law and children’s rights. I am interested in the relationship between climate change and human rights as well as empirical and socio-legal approaches to law.

I teach European law and constitutional law, and I am happy to advise students on the above themes. 

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law
  • Constitutional law
  • children's rights
  • Human Rights Law
  • immigration law
  • European law