Who is watching the watchmen?

The Institute participated in the ACUNS annual meeting held in Lund in June. ACUNS is short for Academic Council on the United Nations Systems and is set up to stimulate and disseminate research on the United Nations, multilateralism and international organizations. Participants from all over the world gathered in Lund discussing topics such as “Women…

The world at their feet

The students at the International Human Rights Law program graduated this week after two years studies in Human Rights Law in Lund.  Half of the students come from Sweden, but the other half are from countries like China, Bangladesh, Mexico, Italy, UK and Iceland. Among the graduates is Daniel Davidsen from the UK  and Sonay…

From California to Charles Taylor

Nicholas Koumjian started out his career as a district attorney in Los Angeles, but moved into the international arena via pro bono work representing Ivory Coast. Soon he changed his focus from California to war scenes around the world. Since year 2000 Nicholas Koumjian´s involvement with international criminal law has brought him to see and…

Cambodia in focus

Globala Litteraturbaren (The Global Literature Bar) is a collaboration between The Raoul Wallenberg Institute and Litteraturbaren in Lund. With two public events anually, it will focus on areas and countries where the Institute is active. On May 14 at the Grand Hotel, Lund, writer Peter Fröberg Idling from Stockholm discussed his two books on Cambodia…

Rights right in his heart

Professor Chan-Un Park came to Lund in the autumn of 2012 and is spending his last few months at the Institute focusing on how human rights mechanisms can be implemented.  But however technical his research is, he himself believes human rights is starting in a state of mind. – It has to start in people´s…