Lecture: Border Deaths and Human Rights

Thousands of people are dying at Europe’s border every year. For over a decade, Thomas Spijkerboer has done research on this, and presently he is finalising a five year, multi-sited research project on it. Where this is treated as a tragedy in public opinion, media and policy making, Thomas will analyse border deaths as large…

New Research Briefs on Business and Human Rights

On Business and Human Rights RWI’s Senior Researcher, Radu Mares, Team Leader of Economic Globalisation and Human Rights, has written four research briefs on business and human rights. Brief 1 – Three Baselines for Business and Human Rights The first brief explains the progression of legal reasoning around corporate human rights responsibilities during the last two decades. Brief 2…

“You Wrote To Me That You Wanted Me To Die, Why?”

A nurse, politician and bridge builder. In this podcast, we meet Özlem Cekic, who has for the last seven years reached out to people sending her hate emails. She calls it dialogue coffee. “In the beginning it was important for me to change them,” she says. “Now I know the most important things is to…

Christer Thordson Discusses Business, Human Rights and Ethics

Christer Thordson is a new member of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s Board of Trustees. Thordson if a former General Counsel and director of IKEA Group. He has a long career in the private sector and teaching law. Today, he is also chairman of the Fryshuset Foundation in Sweden as well as the Foundation for Entrepreneurship…

Human Rights in Labour Law & Their Application by the Moroccan Judiciary

RWI’s regional office in Amman recently held a high-level ceremony in Rabat, Morocco to launch the findings of a new study in the country on human rights in labour law and the application of these rights by the national judiciary. “Boosting the confidence of judges in their ability to protect rights and freedoms, and encouraging…