Training Fellowship Programme for NHRI Staff in Asia August – November 2014

Fellowship Through international development projects and through its various research and training initiatives RWI strives to be a meeting point for theory and practice in the implementation of human rights. To further support these efforts RWI is offering two (2) three month long training Fellowships targeting representatives of NHRIs in South and Southeast Asia. The…

Fellowship Programme for Academics and Scholars in Southeast Asia August – November 2014

Fellowship Through international development cooperation projects and through its various research and training initiatives, the Institute strives to be a meeting point for theory and practice in the implementation of human rights. To further support these efforts the Institute offers fellowships for three months in Lund, Sweden. The aim of the fellowship is to increase…

New Master Programme in International Human Rights Law in Cambodia

On Friday 4 April the new Master Programme in International Human Rights Law at Pannasatra University of Cambodia was successfully launched at a ceremony attended by over 500 students and national TV. Keynote speeches were given by Professor Goran Melander, founder of RWI, H.E. Anna Maj Hultgård, Swedish Ambassador to Cambodia and the Minister of…

Workshop on National Inquiries

From 31 March- 3 April 2014, the Institute together with the Asia Pacific Forum (APF), held a workshop on the topic of National Inquiries with the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh. During the workshop the process of how to conduct a national inquiry was the main focus, and the Commission was provided with a…

Weapons under International Law – emerging principles for stifling tools of violence

For virtually all of human history, the progression of weapons technologies has impacted our collective destiny, inflicting death and destruction on a scale second only to disease.   In the last half-century, however, controls have put into place first concerning nuclear weapons, then chemical and biological weapons, and later landmines and lasers.  Recently, attention has turned…