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 European Union Affairs Committee. 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.

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.

Project manager

Kai Reinfelt is the project manager in the field of communications at the Institute of Human Rights. She has previously worked as a PR manager at a public relations agency, a marketing manager in a startup enterprise and communications specialist in an international non-profit. She has also worked as a volunteer in an educational project in Romania, where she taught secondary school students in Bucharest. She studied at the University of Tartu, where she graduated with a BA in history and received a MA (cum laude) in communications management.

Head of Finance

She has 10 years of experience as a financial specialist. She graduated from the Tallinn University of Technology with a degree in business administration in 2007. Anneli Raigla has worked in several international companies, as head accountant and senior specialist at a global finance centre. In 2008, Anneli Raigla established her company providing accounting and consultant services, which is still operating today. Anneli Raigla has been managing the finances of the Institute of Human Rights since 2011.

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.