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…

RWI to Hold Side Event at 29th ICC Meeting

Photo credits: Ricardo’s Photography Flickr stream of the Afghanistan countryside Dr. Mohamed Musa Mahmodi, the Executive Director of the Afghanistan Human Rights Commission, will be on the panel. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is organizing a side event in Geneva today at the annual meeting of the International Coordinating Committee of NHRIs (ICC). The event will highlight how…