Markus Hallang started as the new lawyer of the refugee field

On June 1, Markus Hallang joined the Estonian Center for Human Rights as a new lawyer of the refugee field. Before applying for the vacancy, Markus supported the centre’s work as a volunteer.

According to Markus, human rights, and especially international human rights law, have always been of interest to him. Therefore, he is glad that he can now deal with these issues on a daily basis and thus help people. “I would most like to raise people’s awareness of their rights and perhaps correct existing misconceptions about what human rights are,” Markus explained his goals. In addition, while working at the center, he wants to gain even broader knowledge in the field.

Markus studied law at the University of Glasgow and obtained a master’s degree in international law from the University of Maastricht. He has been an intern at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and at a law firm in Tallinn.

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