New Publication: Human Rights Are Good Corrections

The journal, “Advancing Corrections: Journal of the International Corrections and Prisons Association,” has published an article on the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s (RWI) and Kenyan Prison Service’s (KPS) work to embed the so-called Mandela Rules and human rights into daily correctional practice in the country’s correction facilities. The article, “Human rights are good corrections: A partnership…

Book Launch: Human Rights or Global Capitalism – The Limits of Privatization

The Book “Human Rights or Global Capitalism” is not simply concerned with the success or failure of neoliberal policies, or judging whether they are good or bad. Rather, it examines the application of those policies from a human rights perspective and asks whether states resign their responsibility to uphold human rights when outsourcing services to…

Human Rights Under Threat? Denmark & the European Convention on Human Rights

Denmark has traditionally been a strong supporter of human rights. This is demonstrated by the fact that Denmark was a founding member of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), which protects citizens against human rights violations. But things have changed. In recent years, there has been an increasingly bitter debate about the ECHR and Denmark’s…

UN Special Rapporteur Baskut Tuncak: Pollution is Back

“A right to freedom from pollution? Human rights in a changing climate” After years of attention towards climate change, broader concerns regarding pollution are rising on political agendas around the world. Pollution is back, says international lawyer Baskut Tuncak, who is informally known as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on “toxics.” He will hold a lecture on…

The UN’s Role in Prevention Efforts for Peace

As the world faces possibly the gravest set of crises in UN history, with staggering human suffering as well as economic costs and other consequences, system-wide prevention efforts for peace must be urgently strengthened. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Peace and Conflict Studies at the Department of Political Science,…