Apply for this annual human rights study scholarship

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is announcing “The Martin Alexanderson Research Scholarship for Human Rights Studies – 2015.” The scholarship will be awarded to someone planning to carry out, or who is actually carrying out, a study in the field of human rights, preferably in respect to Roma populations or anti-Semitism, and who is well qualified for…

“Looking at those left behind”

Dr. Christine Byron is a guest scholar at the Institute. She is currently researching and writing a book titled “Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict: Legal and Political Responses.” Why are you passionate about this subject? “I think it’s because for a long time there was very little response to sexual violence in conflict. In 1998,…

The Institute’s office in Cambodia crowded with students and researchers.

On 28 January the institute’s office in Cambodia was crowded with students and researchers on the occasion of the visit of Dr. Mark D. Kielsgard. Dr. Kielsgard, who is based at City University of Hong Kong where he teaches criminal law, international criminal law and human rights law courses, was in Cambodia as part of…

Research Initiative Southeast Asia 2015: Extended deadline for applications until 11 February

During 2015, RWI will again implement a regional research programme with the aim of strengthening research capacity in human rights at  Academic Institutions in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. This will be done through practical training in research methodology, academic writing and presentation skills alongside an individual mentorship programme.

Conditions improve in Indonesian prisons

A recently completed four-year programme in Indonesia between the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute supported increased compliance of international human rights standards in Indonesian prisons. In an article on Sida’s website, the agency writes that the results of this programme included a more humane outlook on prisoners and improvement…