Elina Pekkarinen


Elina Pekkarinen is a PhD candidate and a university instructor at the Tampere University. Her dissertation concerns contextual interpretation of the European Court of Human rights. She is interested in the moral assessments made in the framework of the European Convention on Human Rights, children’s rights and vulnerable individuals

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N.A. v. Finland – On the quality of the national authorities’ risk assessment and what the authorities should learn from the case

  On 14 November 2019, the European Court of Human Rights delivered a judgement in the case N.A. v. Finland (application no. 25244/18). The ECtHR found that Finland had violated Articles 2 and 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights when assessing an Iraqi man’s asylum application. Having exhausted all domestic remedies, the applicant’s father, an…

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