Announcing Human Rights Research Exchange for Belarusian Academics

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute has launched a research exchange cooperation for academics in Belarus. The opportunity will be offered to three English speaking researchers from Belarus to come to Sweden in November of 2017 with the aim to help further develop quality human rights research, including gender equality research, among academics in Belarus. The cooperation…

Human Rights Cities on the Agenda in South Korea

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute attended the World Human Rights Cities Forum 2017 in Gwangju, South Korea this past week. The Institute has been working with the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL), as well as the municipality of Lund, Sweden, together on initiatives exploring the concept of human rights cities. Together with SKL,…

Panel Debate: Workers’ Rights in an Evolving World of Work

Collective bargaining, workplace regulation and labour rights. In an evolving world, these areas are challenges for the world’s workers. How are we to handle an ageing population and a complex interplay – and often tension – between regulation at different levels? In this panel debate, organized by the Faculty of Law at Lund University, in…

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…