Defining Human Rights Cities

The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) have been cooperating during 2016 on a project that defines human rights cities and/or regions in a Swedish context. On Friday 10 March SALAR officially adopted the policy platform. For this project, international researchers, practitioners…

Belarusian Researchers Think About Each Individual

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute recently organised a seminar on the integration of the gender and intersectionality perspectives into human rights research in Minsk, Belarus. Twenty researchers were present from various Belarusian universities from Minsk, Polotsk, Mogilev, Gomel and Brest. During the 3-day seminar the Belarusian researchers discussed with their Swedish peers how to integrate gender…

“Equality Data Vital to Assess and Combat Discrimination”

Tobias Hübinette is a lecturer in intercultural studies at Karlstad University and the main author of the report on afrophobia requested by the Swedish Government in 2013. One of his research areas is critical race theories and Hübinette is a proponent for the use of minority statistics as a tool for examining discrimination and doing…

New Research Brief: Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Land

Alejandro Fuentes, a senior researcher at RWI, has written a research brief, a summary of a larger research paper that he first presented at the 12th Annual European Society of International Law (ESIL) Conference on “How International Law Works in Times of Crisis”. It was held on 8-10 September 2016 in Riga,Latvia. The brief is…