RWI Co-organises Scandinavia’s Largest Human Rights Venue


Thousands will attend Scandinavia’s largest human rights venue next week in Malmö, Sweden. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is one of the co-organisers of the conference dedicated to human rights. It will take place from November 17 to 19.

iThe Swedish Forum for Human Rights, “MR-dagarna”, is an important event, says Rolf Ring, deputy director of RWI. “We are happy to have a number of important panel discussions and presentations on several of the new initiatives and developments in the field of human rights, such as working with human rights cities, the creation of a national human rights institution in Sweden, and new approaches for the protection of migrants and refugees,” he says.

The Institute’s seminars will cover a wide number of human rights issues in Europe, such as why antisemitism is on the rise. But they will also provide a perspective on human rights discussions outside Europe, with a panel debate on the Zimbabwean Constitution’s relationship with human rights.

The seminars will draw participation from Swedish authorities, international experts and academics, and staff at the Institute.

Get RWI’s programme here

 

THURSDAY

11.00-12.00 Live 2

HUMAN RIGHT CITIES AND REGIONS – WHAT’S THEIR CHARACTERISTICS?

Participants: Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, Head of Research at RWI, Prof. Martha Davis, RWI affiliated scholar, along with one representative from Civil Rights Defenders and one from Västra Götalandsregionen.

Organiser: The Raoul Wallenberg Institute and SKL. The seminar will be held in English and interpreted to sign language.

 

THURSDAY

11.00–12.00 Live 8

THE RUGGIE PRINCIPLES AND ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS

Participants: Sandra Atler, Director of Enact Human Rights and Business Practice Group, Radu Mares, Associate Professor, RWI, Pål Wrange, Professor of International Law, Stockholm University.

Organiser: Stockholm Center for International Law and Justice. The seminar will be held in English.

 

THURSDAY

11.00-12.00 High Live 1

ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS – WHAT DO THEY MEAN?

Participants: Maria Green, RWI, Pierre Esperance, National Human Rights Defense Network, Haiti, Rebecka Jalvemyr, Fian.

Organiser: Föreningen Ordfront, the Swedish Forum for Human Rights.

The seminar will be held in English and interpreted to sign language.

 

THURSDAY

15.00–16.00 Live 4+5

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE TO IMPROVE REFUGEE PROTECTION?

Participants: Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, head of research, RWI and Lund University researchers Eleni Karageorgiou, Mo Hamza and Matthew Scott.

Organiser: Raoul Wallenberg Institute.

The seminar will be held in English.

 

THURSDAY
16.30-17.30 Live 4+5
EXCLUSION, RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION – HOW TO CREATE A MORE HUMANE SWEDEN
Participants: Helena Rojas, Botkyrka Municipality, Maureen Hoppers, Axfoundation, Aleksaner Gabelic, UNA-Sweden and Morthen Kjaerum, Raoul Wallenberg Institute.
Organiser: UNA-Sweden.
The seminar will be held in Swedish.

 

FRIDAY

9.00–10.00 High Live 2

A SWEDISH NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTION: MODELS AND FUNCTIONS NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS

Participants: Alice Bah Kuhnke, Minister of Culture and Democracy, Anna Lindenfors, Secretary-General of Amnesty, Jenny Jansson Pearce, Secretary-General of Fonden för mänskliga rättigheter, Morten Kjaerum, Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Tobias Rahm, Jönköping County Administrative Board.

Moderator: Nathalie Piehl, communications consultant

Organiser: Government Offices of Sweden, The Swedish Forum For Human Rights, Fonden för mänskliga rättigheter, The Raoul Wallenberg Institute.

The seminar will be held in English and interpreted to sign language.

 

FRIDAY

9.00-10.00 High live 3

THE PROMISE OF THE DECLARATION OF RIGHTS IN THE CONSTITUTION OF ZIMBABWE: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Panelists: Dr. Admark Moyo, Law Lecturer, Great Zimbabwe University, Dr. Tarisai Mutangi, Law Lecturer, Midlands State University, Mr. Okay Machisa (tbc), Executive Director, Zimbabwe Human Rights Association, Mr. Farai Chiweshe, Human Rights Consultant, Ms. Nosimilo Chanayiwa, Projects Lawyers, Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.

Moderator: Dr. Alejandro Fuentes, Raoul Wallenberg Institute.

 

FRIDAY

10.30-12.00 High Live 1

REFUGEE CRISIS – FOR WHOM?

Participants: Kadidja Bedoui, Vi gör vad vi kan, Gregor Noll, Lunds universitet, Feray Salman, IHOP Turkey, Anna Wigenmark, Föreningen Ordfront

Organiser: Föreningen Ordfront, The Swedish Forum For Human Rights

The seminar will be held in English and interpreted to sign language

 

SATURDAY

12.00-13.00 Kuben

ANTISEMITISM IN EUROPE

Participants: Morten Kjaerum, Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Rebecca Lillian, rabbi, Professor at Lund University, Bassem Nasr, Miljöparitet Malmö, Peter Vig, teacher, member of the Jewish Community of Malmö.

Moderator: Hanna Gerdes, lawyer in international law.

Organiser: The Swedish Forum For Human Rights.