Ms Anna Autio


Anna Autio holds a BA Honours from the University of Oxford, an LL.B. Graduate Law from the University of Sydney, a Certificat de droit transnational from the University of Geneva, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law, Australia, and an MA from King's College London. She was admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia, in 2007.

Ms Autio has extensive experience working on international human rights law and human rights programmes, particularly in conflict, post-conflict and transition settings. The themes of her human rights work include civil and political rights, rule of law and access to justice, and the rights of victims of armed conflict, women, children, Indigenous Peoples, minorities, and other vulnerable groups. 

Ms Autio has worked for the World Bank in Washington DC, leading its human rights trust fund and the creation of a new Human Rights and Development Trust Fund, and providing technical advice and training on human rights. She also worked for UNESCO in Morocco and Tunisia, heading the organization's Tunis office and its support to the Tunisian government, constitutional authorities, and civil society in the areas of freedom of expression, gender, and security sector reform, and coordinating a regional freedom of expression project in Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, and Yemen. Ms Autio also worked as legal officer for UNEP in Geneva, and as an attorney focused on public international law and European Union law with international law firms in Brussels.

The Head of Mission of EULEX appointed Ms Autio as Member of the Human Rights Review Panel on 26 June 2019.