Book Launch: Human Rights or Global Capitalism – The Limits of Privatization

The Book “Human Rights or Global Capitalism” is not simply concerned with the success or failure of neoliberal policies, or judging whether they are good or bad. Rather, it examines the application of those policies from a human rights perspective and asks whether states resign their responsibility to uphold human rights when outsourcing services to…

New Mass Migration & Human Rights Mooc Launched

The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, in collaboration with the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) , which the Raoul Wallenberg Institute is a member of, has launched a 5-week MOOC, a massive open online course, on Mass Migration & Human Rights. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s Research Director Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen has contributed several lectures to…

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,…