Joy Hyvarinen

Joy Hyvarinen specializes in freedom of expression, in particular on issues related to national security. She is a member of the board of PEN Finland, a freedom of expression organization and part of the PEN International network. She was previously head of advocacy at the London-based freedom of expression organization Index on Censorship. Before that, she led the nonprofit Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development from 2007 to 2015, focusing on sustainable development, with particular regard to climate change and related human rights issues. She was an Associate Fellow with Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) from 2000 to 2007. She has served on the Board of the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (Vertic). She speaks English, Finnish and Swedish.

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