Exit Corell

– I am happy our good relations with Sida have been maintained during my years at the chair, and that we have made some important decisions regarding the future of the Institute. Long before Hans Corell became the chairperson at the Institute, he was a friend and a supporter of the Institute from his various…

Next stop Myanmar

The Institute has been selected to work with Myanmar´s newly established National Human Rights Institution (NHRI), the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC), for the coming four years. The MNHRC has a nascent existence, having only been recently established in September 2011. A year ago the Institute was invited to have a workshop with the newly…

Regional meeting on common judicial standards in the MENA-region

The institute organised a regional meeting in Amman, 21-22 November, on common judicial standards and judicial cooperation in the MENA-region. The Ambassador of Sweden, Charlotta Sparre, attended the meeting and she emphasised that shared knowledge and experiences is important in further enhancing the respect for human rights and in developing best practices. “International, as well…

Miriam – a UN star in Lund

– There are today two elements of Violence Against Women, explains Miriam Estrada, visiting professor at the Institute when we meet on the day following the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 25th of November. – The global economic crisis is putting pressure on women how to feed their families, and the…

East African Countries Regional Forum in Mombasa, Kenya

During three days, 21 – 23 November, Officials from Key Government Ministries and civil society organizations implementing UNSCR 1325 in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda meet to discuss the creation of a regional network.  The meeting is taking place in Mombasa, Kenya and is carried out as part of a partnership between the Raoul…