Can the Drownings in the Mediterranean be Stopped?

More than 1,700 migrants have died in the Mediterranean so far in 2015, according to the International Organisation for Migration. That is 30 times higher than for the same period in 2014. On Monday, four leading figures in the field of human rights and international law came together in Lund, Sweden for a panel debate on…

New director, Morten Kjaerum

Morten Kjaerum begins as director at RWI

Morten Kjaerum, the new director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, took over the reins of the Institute on 1 April 2015. Kjaerum most recently was director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in Vienna. During his seven years at the agency, he is credited for having brought…

RWI brings together 17 academics in Southeast Asia for human rights workshop

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute recently hosted a research methodology and human rights workshop in Bangkok. Seventeen academics from Cambodia, Laos, Myanamar and Vietnam participated in the 5-day event. Boualaphiane Sisouk, a PhD Candidate at Nagoya University and Lecturer at the National University of Laos, says she was attracted to the workshop because she had never…