HRREC was pleased to welcome Professor Markku Suksi of Åbo Akademi University, Finland! Professor Suksi spent two month with the Centre and while working on research dealing with the distribution of law-making powers between the federation and the provinces and comparing with the relationship between Finland and the Åland Islands. His research at the University of Ottawa (HRREC) was carried out on the basis of a one-year research grant by Åbo Akademi University and the Pool of Professors and by a travel grant by the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters.
Professor Suksi has published in the areas of fundamental rights, linguistic rights, territorial and non-territorial autonomy, constitutional law, administrative law, and comparative law. His books and edited volumes include the following: Bringing in the People - a Comparison of Constitutional forms and Practices of the Referendum (Nijhoff, 1993), Autonomy - Applications and Implications (Kluwer, 1998), Finlands statsrätt (Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi, 2002), Ålands konstitution (Åbo Akademi University Press, 2005), and Sub-State Governance through Territorial Autonomy (Springer, 2011). He is currently in the process of editing a volume entitled The First Fundamental Rights Documents in Europe - Commemorating 800 Years of Magna Carta (Intersentia, 2015 or 2016). He has also worked in the area of election observation and engaged himself in consultancies for national and international agencies.