Prof. Dr. Tove Hansen Malloy (Denmark)


Prof. Malloy is a political theorist by background specializing in the political and legal aspects of national and ethnic minority rights in international law and international relations, especially in the European context. Her areas of expertise cover the major international organizations, the European Union as well as individual countries. In addition to being Director at ECMI, Prof. Malloy heads up ECMI’s research cluster Citizenship and Ethics. Together with ECMI staff, she teaches a winter semester course at Europa-University Flensburg.

Her current research interests include non-territorial autonomy, minority citizenship, ethno-ecologism, minority indicators, and inter-sectional discrimination. Prof. Malloy has been called upon for expert advisory opinions by local and national governments, the Council of Europe, the OSCE and the European Commission. She is currently a member of the Advisory Committee on the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities elected by the Committee of Ministers in respect of Denmark, and she serves as the Committee’s Rapporteur on gender equality.  

Her research has been funded by the European Commission, governments and private foundations. Prof. Malloy has previously taught at the EU's Master Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice, Italy, the Master in European Integration and Regionalism in Bolzano, the University of Bologna's European Master in Peace-making and Peace-building as well as the University of Southern Denmark’s Bachelor in European Studies. 

In addition to her academic career, Prof. Malloy has served in the Danish Foreign Service in numerous positions and represented the Danish Government in international fora on post-conflict resolution for Rwanda and Bosnia, transition and development for Albania as well as on indigenous affairs issues. Prof. Malloy is the author of National Minority Rights in Europe (OUP, 2005); she has co-edited books, including two textbooks, and authored numerous articles about minority issues. She is currently editing five volumes on non-territorial autonomy for Oxford University Press. She holds a doctorate in Government from the University of Essex (UK) and an MA in Humanities and Social Sciences from the University of Southern Denmark.


19 June 2017 - 23 June 2017

ECMI Director Prof. Dr. Tove Hansen Malloy is attending the ACFC Plenary meeting in Strasbourg. 

28 March 2017

ECMI Director Prof. Dr. Tove H. Malloy attends the opening conference of the Center for East European and International Studies (ZOIS) in Berlin. 

24 February 2017 - 26 February 2017

ECMI Director Prof. Dr. Tove H. Malloy gives a keynote at Cornwall language festival.

17 January 2017 - 18 January 2017

ECMI Director Prof. Dr. Tove H. Malloy participates in the TAIEX workshop on the right to information in Belgrade, Serbia. 

09 November 2016 - 11 November 2016

ECMI Director Prof. Dr. Tove Malloy participates in the international conference "The promotion of national minorities by their 'mother countries' in Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th and 21st century" in Berlin, Germany.

The conference is organised by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, the Federal Institute for Culture and History of Germans in Eastern Europe and the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations. Together with the ECMI, the partners of the event are: the FUEN, the Institute for Minority Studies at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the University of Hamburg, the University of warsaw and the Pavol Jozef Šafárik Universität Kaschau/Košic.

At the conference Prof. Dr. Malloy will talk about European Minority Rights Law: unilateral legislation in favor of kin-minorities. 

See the detailed conference programme.

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To see the past events, please visit the ECMI Events Calendar here.

Tove H. Malloy

Current research

My current research interests are described on the pages for the Citizenship and Ethics Cluster

ECMI founders:

The German Federal GovernmentThe German
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The Danish GovernmentThe Danish
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