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…

Researchers in Asia Take on Human Rights and Climate Change

Seventeen researchers from Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam attended a peer review workshop recently in Jakarta, part of an initiative aimed at expanding the research and writing skills of academics in Asia. Ultimately, the aim is to strengthen the capacities of academics in order to contribute to relevant policy and legal developments in…

UN Special Rapporteur Baskut Tuncak: Pollution is Back

“A right to freedom from pollution? Human rights in a changing climate” After years of attention towards climate change, broader concerns regarding pollution are rising on political agendas around the world. Pollution is back, says international lawyer Baskut Tuncak, who is informally known as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on “toxics.” He will hold a lecture on…

The UN’s Role in Prevention Efforts for Peace

As the world faces possibly the gravest set of crises in UN history, with staggering human suffering as well as economic costs and other consequences, system-wide prevention efforts for peace must be urgently strengthened. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Peace and Conflict Studies at the Department of Political Science,…