Elisabet Fura New Chair of Raoul Wallenberg Institute

Elisabet Fura has been appointed Chairperson of the Board of Trustees at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund. She assumes the new position on 1 July. Most recently Fura was the Chief Parliamentary Ombudsman in Sweden where she served from 2012 to 2016. From 2003 till 2012, she served…

RWI’s Research Director Awarded Drassow Prize

Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, RWI’s Research Director, has been awarded the Danish Authors’ Guild’s so-called “peace prize” for his 2016 book “How do we solve the refugee crisis?” or “Hvordan løser vi flygtningekrisen?” in Danish. Formally called the “Drassow prize” after its benefactor Frode Drassow, it has been awarded since 1989 to a Danish author who through…

Meet Us in Almedalen – Sweden’s Major Political Festival!

Almedalen Week is one of Sweden’s most important political forums and takes place every year in July in Visby on Gotland island. Our director Morten Kjaerum and our Stockholm office director Malin Oud will be in Almedalen on July 2-6 participating in a number of seminars and discussions on topical issues, including: Human Rights Defenders – any of your business?…