Meet Us in Almedalen – Sweden’s Major Political Festival!

Almedalen Week is one of Sweden’s most important political forums and takes place every year in July in Visby on Gotland island. Our director Morten Kjaerum and our Stockholm office director Malin Oud will be in Almedalen on July 2-6 participating in a number of seminars and discussions on topical issues, including: Human Rights Defenders – any of your business?…

Exploring Models For a Swedish NHRI

In January 2015, the Human Rights Council of the UN recommended that Sweden established an independent national human rights institution. The Swedish government accepted this recommendation and announced that it would initiate the work of establishing such an institution. As a response to the announcement, various human rights organizations in Sweden formed a network in…

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. The Swedish Forum for Human Rights, “MR-dagarna”, is an important event, says Rolf Ring, deputy director of…

Closing the Implementation Gap in Sub-Saharan Africa

Hon Justice Harold Nsekela, former Judge President of the East African Court of Justice, makes a point at the RWI symposium on the importance of strengthening compliance with regional human rights decisions. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute recently organised a two-day regional symposium in Nairobi, Kenya for key representatives of African regional and sub-regional courts as…