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Investigating the UN’s Responsibility in the Haitian Cholera Outbreak

Last spring, Alice Wadström traveled to Haiti as a recipient of a minor field study scholarship sponsored by Swedish development cooperation and awarded by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. She traveled to Haiti to do research for her Master’s thesis in International Human Rights Law on the cholera epidemic in that country and the compatibility of…

Protecting People Displaced in the Context of Disasters in Asia Pacific

This post provides an update on the research initiative studying law, policy and practice in relation to disaster displacement in ten countries in Asia Pacific. From 14-15 December, RWI’s Jakarta office convened a 1.5 day workshop with academics from Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, Vanuatu and China. The aim of the workshop…

Research Project Begins on Displacement in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute has launched a ten-country research initiative studying displacement in the context of disasters and climate change from a human rights perspective. RWI Researcher Matthew Scott has written a short blog post to explain the work. “Following on from a series of consultations with international organisations and national human rights institutes in…

Ending War Crimes, Chasing the War Criminals

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute and Brill have published a new book, “Ending War Crimes and Chasing the War Criminals,” written by Jonathan Power. (Students and staff at Lund University can purchase the book for 35 euro by writing to Jonathan Power.) Here is Jonathan Power’s website. This volume offers a history of one of the…