Morten Kjaerum Appointed Board Member of UN Human Rights Fund

The UN Secretary General has appointed Morten Kjaerum, the director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund, Sweden, to the Board of Trustees of the Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation (VFTC) in the Field of Human Rights and of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Trust Fund for Financial and Technical Assistance. The funds are administered…

Gathering Ideas to Improve the Lives of Syrian Youth

Millions of Syrian have been affected by the war since 2011. Among other pressing humanitarian priorities, Syrian youth in particular are in danger of becoming a ‘lost generation’ due in part to the lack of available and affordable avenues for higher education within Syria and in host neighbouring countries. Photo caption: Dr. Lina Al-Shabeeb, law professor,…

High-Level Ceremony for the Launch of a New Palestinian Comparative Research Study

The Palestinian Judicial Institute, in close cooperation with the High Judicial Council, held a high-level ceremony recently to launch a new Palestinian comparative research study. The study, titled “Fair Trial Guarantees in the Criminal Procedural Law from International Standards Perspective,” was developed within the MENA programme of RWI’s regional office in Amman.