Human Rights and Gender Equality in the Response to Climate Change

The Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok recently organized a regional workshop titled “URGENCY IN ACTION-Understanding Human Behavior and ensuring Human Rights and Gender Equality in the Response to Climate Change.” The Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok organized the workshop to address climate change, which they say is a threat of our times that disproportionately affects…

When the Taung Thaman Lake Started to Smell Rotten

Representatives from Southeast Asian academic institutions and National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) participated last week in a blended learning course on human rights and the environment in Bangkok. The course was part of the Institute’s regional programme in Asia. One of the participants, Commissioner Nyunt Swe, was appointed as a member of the Myanmar National…

Is There Progress in Ensuring Corporate Accountability for Human Rights Violations?

Photo: industriALL Global Union Businesses have a responsibility to respect human rights and act with due diligence throughout their global operations, according to the United Nations. But is the current regulatory framework being reformed to ensure they do? And are states playing their part to move towards a ethical economic globalization? The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of…

ASEM Seminar on Human Rights: Linking Human Rights Concerns to the Environment

The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) together with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs will organise the ‘13th Informal ASEM Seminar on Human Rights: Human Rights and the Environment’ on 21-23 October 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 13th Seminar will explore the protection and promotion of…

Training workshop on Business and Human Rights

At the end of 2012, Raoul Wallenberg Institute signed a four year capacity development project with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency focusing on developing the capacity of the newly established Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (‘MNHRC’). The first activity under the project is a training workshop on Business and Human Rights which was held…