5th International Conference on Human Rights Education

A delegation of Cambodian and Chinese academics supported by RWI took part in the 5th International Conference on Human Rights Education which this year was hosted 4-6 December by the American University in Washington D.C. During two intensive days the participants attended a number of sessions dealing with Human Rights Education, including “Diverse Education Strategies…

High Level Dialogue on National Inquiry

The High Level Dialogue on National Inquiry has begun and seven National Human Rights Institutions from Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Mongolia, Myanmar, Afghanistan and the Maldives are gathered in Bangkok to discuss the process of conducting a National Inquiry. The dialogue provides a platform where the representatives from the NHRIs can exchange best practices and…

Mandatory course on fair trial rights

This first mandatory human rights course for lawyer trainees in Cambodia is a joint cooperation between the Institute, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Cambodian Lawyers’ Centre under the Bar Association. The course is focused on fair trial rights and the 55 students are meeting international and national experts…

Regional National Human Rights Institutions workshop in Bangkok

The face-to-face workshop of the Regional Blended Learning Course on Human Rights and the Roles and Functions of National Human Rights Institutions is continuing on this week in Bangkok with sessions covering topics such as “human rights of children”, “human rights of women”, “the relationship between NHRIs and the executive, the parliament and the judiciary”,…

Developing a human rights manual for police officers

Moises Nazario Pereira works in the Human Rights Education and Promotion department at the Provedoria for Human Rights and Justice of Timor-Leste. He’s working on developing a human rights manual for police officers during his fellowship at the Institute in Lund.     Why are you working on a human rights manual for police? We know that…