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Måns Molander

Nordic Director
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Måns Molander is the Nordic Director of Human Rights Watch.

Based in Stockholm, he advocates for the Nordic countries to pursue rights-respecting foreign policies. Måns regularly briefs journalists, politicians and government officials, appears on television and radio programs, and speaks at public events.

Prior to joining Human Rights Watch in 2015, Måns was the Head of the Human Rights Section at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, responsible for coordinating human rights in Swedish foreign policy. He has 17 years of experience in governmental affairs, specialising in peace and security, EU affairs and human rights, including diplomatic postings at the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations in Geneva and the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Måns holds a Master of Laws degree from Uppsala University and the University of Strasbourg