Tuomas Ojanen

Tuomas Ojanen

  • PL 4 (Yliopistonkatu 3)




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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Tuomas Ojanen is Professor of Constitutional Law and Director for the Doctoral Programme in Law (2022-2025).

He is also Member of the Venice Commission, Council of Europe (2022-9 May 2026); Member of the Management Board of the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (July 2020-June 2025); and Chair of the National Non-Discrimination and Equality Tribunal, an impartial and independent judicial body appointed by the Government and supervising compliance with the Non-Discrimination Act and the Act on Equality between Women and Men both in private activities and in public administrative and commercial activities (1 August 2019-31 July 2023).

His main areas of research and expertise include Finnish constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, EU law and international human rights law. He has a track record of over 20 years in directing and participating in multiple research projects and networks that include partners from several European countries.

Education/Academic qualification

oikeustiede, oikeustieteen tohtori, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 16 Mar 1999

External positions

Member of the Management Board, Fundamental Rights Agency, European Union

1 Jul 202030 Jun 2025

Chair, Yhdenvertaisuus- ja tasa-arvolautakunta

1 Aug 201931 Jul 2023

Ad hoc judge of Finland of the European Court of Human Rights for the years 2017-2018

1 Jan 201731 Dec 2020

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law
  • Constitutional law
  • Fundamental and Human Rights
  • EU law
  • European constitutionalism
  • comparative constitutional law
  • International Human Rights Law

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.