Local Challenges in Providing a Right to Water

Is water and sanitation a problem in Sweden? Professor Martha Davis is spending one year at the Institute in Lund, and we sat down with her to talk about the different approaches to human rights in Sweden and the United States, and how municipalities address access and affordability in the context of the human right to water. The 2015-2016…

Improving Human Rights Research in Vietnam

RWI, in cooperation with the Vietnamese Institute for Human Rights, recently held a national conference on human rights research and education in Hanoi, Vietnam. We talked to David Eile, Programme Officer at RWI, who was one of the organizers of the event, to find out more. Why was it important to organize this conference on…

Surveillance Technologies: Restoring Legality and Legitimacy

A multidisciplinary collaborative research project funded by the European Commission has led to the creation of a methodology that uses a nuanced approach for determining security benefits of surveillance technologies against financial costs, moral hazards and impact on fundamental rights. For the first time, this comprehensive methodology, the SURVEILLE methodology, takes into account the impact of…