Organizers of the Conference

Main Organizer

Has been a member of seven successive Parliaments since 1992. Nutt is a member of the Constitutional Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee. Delegation to the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly, Chairman. Mart Nutt is a 1985 graduate of the University of Tartu with a degree in history and ethnography and entered a graduate degree programme at the same institution in 1988. In 2011, Nutt defended his Ph.D. dissertation at Tallinn University of Technology on the topic “Development and application in foreign relations of the competence of Estonian Parliament”. He has been a member of the supervisory board of the Estonian Institute of Human Rights since 2011. Mart Nutt was a member of United Nations Human Rights Council’s Darfur mission in 2007-2008 and member of European Commission against Racism and Intolerance in 1998-2013. He has the Order of the National Coat of Arms , 2nd Class.

General Manager

CEO of the Institute of Human Rights and the Annual Conference of Human Rights. Aet is also the principal contact person for the speakers and official delegations during the conference, and in charge of all general issues. Aet Kukk manages both domestic and international projects at the Institute and is responsible for its main activities. Aet has studied journalism and communications at the University of Tartu and has an MA in Communications Management. Aet has previously worked at various advertising and public relations agencies. From 2004 to 2009, she worked at the Estonian Ministry of Defence.

Silja Mägi
Project Manager

Project manager whose job during the last eight years has been to organise conferences by helping clients find the best technical and substantive solutions and coordinating the relevant activities. After 10 years with the Estonian Business School, Silja joined the team at Pärnu Conferences, where she learned how to organise conferences from the best in the field. Today, Silja is a project manager in her own firm, Smart Event. Besides the annual conference of the Institute of Human Rights, Silja is helping to organise the Pärnu Management Conference, ICGOV, the Pärnu Finance Conference, the Pärnu Supply Chain Conference and many others.

Head of Finance

Raili is an experienced financial specialist who has a university degree in business administration from the Estonian Business School. She has worked as a Head of Finance in an international advertising and media agency and has her own accounting company. Raili is a Senator in JCI Estonia NGO.

Chairman of the Board, Institute of Human Rights

An Estonian politician and geographer. Hansen graduated from the Department of Geography of the University of Tartu in 1985. From 1985-1990 he worked at the Institute of Applied Geography and from 1990-1992 at the Tallinn University of Technology. He was a member of parliament from 1995-2003. In 1994–1995 he was Minister of the Environment in Andres Tarand’s cabinet. Hansen is the member of the supervisory board of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Mission Centre and the chairman of the management board of the Estonian Institute of Human Rights.