Ida Jansson

Doctoral Student

Research

My PhD project examines the development of minority rights and minority protection from the First World War until todaty. The Åland Islands, part of the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland, are my case study. Of particular interest are the shifts between collective and individual rights: When the Ålandic regime was created by the League of Nations in 1921, focus was on the national minority as a group. After the Second World War, a framework for individual human rights has evolved and the minority rights of today are part of this.