Joy Hyvarinen specializes in freedom of expression and related issues. She was formerly Head of Advocacy at Index on Censorship in London. She led the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development from 2007 to 2015, focusing on sustainable development, in particular climate change, and related human rights issues. She was an Associate Fellow with Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) in London from 2001 to 2007. She has served on the Board of the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (Vertic). She speaks English, Finnish and Swedish.