Born 1967 in Middelfart, Denmark. Lives and works in Aarhus, Denmark
Pia Justesen is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Jurisprudence, School of Law, at the University of Aarhus. She is also a member of the Complaints Committee for Ethnic Equal Treatment at the Danish Institute for Human Rights. Her professional field is human rights, with a special focus on the protection against racism and racial discrimination. Justesen holds an MA in Law from the University of Aarhus (1994) and a Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2000). For a number of periods, she has been employed at the Danish Institute for Human Rights and is a Fellow at Schell Center for International Human Rights, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, USA (2001-03). Justesen's most important books include: Lighedskravet for etniske minoriteter på arbejdsmarkedet et menneskeretligt perspektiv (Jurist & Økonomforbundets Forlag, 2000, 466 pages) and Racisme og diskrimination – Danmark og menneskerettighederne (Akademisk Forlag, 2003, 132 pages).
Contribution: Facilitator of the debate “The Development of a Tight Danish Immigration and Integration Policy: What Characterizes the Legislation and Practice Surrounding Immigrants and Minorities in Denmark and Why Has It Become Tighter?” on Thursday, October 21, 2004, from 7 – 10 pm in Station 1: The Equestrian Hall, Aarhus. Justesen also participates with the publication If you are a victim of discrimination, a pocket booklet available in The Equestrian Hall's Information & Communication Center, written and published in conjunction with Minority Report.