Human Rights and Peace Education in Turkey

Selcuk University’s Human Rights Centre recently organized its 4th annual human rights summer school. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute supported its establishment four years ago and since 2011 the school is carrying out various human rights related events in Konya, Turkey. This year’s theme was peace education. We sat down with Nezir Akyesilmen, the director of the…

Human Rights Laos

People Should Know More About Human Rights

Boualaphiane Sisouk teaches international law and human rights at the National University of Laos. She is one of the fellows who is spending the fall in Lund, working on her research project on current attitudes of ASEAN countries towards universal human rights. Boualaphiane, or Phiane as she is also called, has been working with human rights…

“Research is the Soul of the University”

Su Yin Htun, assistant lecturer at Taunggyi University, has come from Myanmar to spend three months in Lund to participate in the RWI fellowship programme. During this time, she will finish her research on legal protection of internally displaced persons in Myanmar. Su is responsible for a number of different things at her university. Besides…

Human Rights research in the Philippines

When They Dig For Gold in Tampakan

Joy Sanchez-Bravo will spend the next three months at RWI in Lund to research the human rights impact a new mine in the Philippines will have on the local population. For over 16 years, Joy has been working for the Human Rights Commission of the Philippines. Today she works as a special investigator at the commission.…