Morten Kjaerum is Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Sweden. Previously, he was the first Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in Vienna from 2008 to 2015.
He was the founding Director of the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) from 1991 to 2008, Denmark’s national human rights institution, and developed it within 17 years from a small organisation to a large internationally recognized institution. He started his career in the non-governmental sector, at the Danish Refugee Council.
Mr. Kjaerum has been involved since 1991 in human rights capacity building projects with governments and national institutions in all parts of the world. From 1986 until today, he has written extensively on issues related to a number of human rights.