RWI Researcher Cited in UN Report “Unlawful Death of Refugees and Migrants”

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s Research Director Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen‘s research contributed to a recently published report from the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. The UN report calls on states to address the ongoing human rights crisis. In the report, special rapporteur Dr. Agnes Callamard emphasizes the importance and necessity of states to prioritize…

New Algerian Study on the Rights of the Child Initiated

RWI’s regional office in Amman  held a high-level ceremony recently to launch a new Algerian comparative research study that aims at analyzing challenges of national laws and bringing forward applicable judicial recommendations and solutions related to the best interest of the child, the child’s right of lineage and the rights of children deprived of liberty. The…

Lecture: Torture – An Expert’s Confrontation with an Everyday Evil”

“Whatever [the detainees] might have done, they truly deserve a world without torture and with humane conditions of detention”. Manfred Nowak After six years as UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak decided to summarize his impressions into a book: “Torture: An Expert’s Confrontation with an Everyday Evil“. Recently published, Nowak will now hold a…

“It is Time to Think About Human Rights Issues”

The institute has supported a core group of Cambodian justice sector lecturers with the aim of further strengthening their teaching skills since 2016. This group, which consist of both practitioners (judges, prosecutors and lawyers) and academics, will teach human rights at judicial training academies and universities in Cambodia. The group also plays an important advisory…