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Saral Olsvig


Sara Olsvig has served as a member of the Parliament of Denmark and the Parliament of Greenland and has been the leader of the political party Inuit Ataqatigiit. Olsvig has extensive in-depth knowledge of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Children’s Rights, and Human Rights from her service – among other places – with Inuit Circumpolar Council, as Minister of Health, Social Affairs and Justice, from Nakuusa (Greenland’s Children Council), and, until recently, as Head of Programme at UNICEF Denmark in Greenland. Olsvig holds a Master’s Degree in Anthropology and is currently doing a PhD project at Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland) about the relationship between Greenland and the United States in a security policy perspective. Olsvig is currently chair of the Greenland Human Rights

Updatet Dec. 2020

Sara Olsvig and Nadja Filskov, Adviser at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, on the 2020 Cph Fellowship