RWI Supported Researchers Presents Paper in Manila

Two RWI supported Cambodian researchers recently presented papers at the 14th ASLI Conference in Manilla – “A uniting Force? Asian values and the Law”. Kimsan Soy, who is the director of the Centre for the Studies of Humanitarian Law (CSHL) at Royal University of Law and Economics, which RWI has supported since its establishment, presented his…

Leuven Declaration On the Backlash Against Independent Human Rights Mechanisms

In recent years, human rights institutions and mechanisms around the world, like the UN and the European Court of Human rights, have been facing a major backlash. Making matters worse, rule of law and democracy are being challenged and civil society actors like human rights defenders and academics are increasingly under threat.

Taking Action on Human Rights in Sierra Leone’s Prisons

RWI has just completed a week-long Human Rights Action Planning Workshop with the Sierra Leone Correctional Services (SLCS) under the Institute’s new partnership in the country with SLCS and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The event  saw managers from all 19 of Sierra Leone’s correctional centres, as well as regional commanders and headquarters directors,…

How the World is Drifting Apart and Bursting Bubbles

Johan Hassel is the CEO of Global Utmaning, or in English, Global Challenge. This is an independent think tank that promotes long-term solutions to crises and challenges. Hassel is also a member of the Swedish Delegation for the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Photo: Lisa Hydén

Plan Hatched to Spread Awareness on Gender-Related Issues in Belarus

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute together with the Faculty of Management Technologies and Humanitarisation at the Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU) is working to implement a gender plan to spread awareness on gender related issues and culture. The plan is also meant to prevent gender discrimination and stereotypisation among staff and students of the faculty.