Ville Forsman

Ville has worked in human rights in Turkey between 2001 and 2017, including as Director for Amnesty International’s Turkish Section and as Head of Office for the Raoul Wallenberg Institute Turkey Programme. His educational background is in Public International Law and Human Rights Law, holding an MA in the former from Åbo Akademi University in Åbo, Finland. Apart from management work in human rights organisations, Ville has worked in other organisational roles in them and carried out consultancies in the area of human rights, peace and democratisation. Part of his work has been related to overcoming divisive post-colonial heritage and societal polarisation for the benefit of human rights and peace work across constituencies. Work to overcome religious and belief divides are part of such work.