New China Programme

Today RWI has signed a cooperation agreement with Sida for a new three-year programme in China. The programme will continue to focus on capacity building in human rights for academic institutions and institutions within the administration of justice, such as the Prosecution Service. The programme will be implemented from RWIs office in Beijing. – We…

Expert Accreditation Programme finalized

The final workshop within the framework of the Expert Accreditation Programme, targeting staff members of African NHRIs, was carried out at the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in May. The programme has been implemented in partnership with the Network of African Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) with the aim of establishing a pool of experts…

Regional judicial cooperation meeting

In the framework of the Institute‘s new MENA programme, RWI and its partner Judicial institutes from Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Palestine are holding a 4-day regional judicial cooperation meeting on 26-29 May, 2014 in Amman, Jordan. The meeting will highlight the accomplishments of the previous programme and decide on the new…

Morten Kjaerum named new Director

The Board of Trustees of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute has appointed Morten Kjaerum as the Institute’s new Director. Mr. Kjaerum will take up his position in the first half of 2015. Mr. Kjaerum is currently the Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in Vienna. During his six years at the agency, he…

Training for prison officers

The Institute in partnership with the Kenya Prisons Service (KPS) held a training for 20 selected prison officers on the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners from 5-9 May in Nairobi. The training was co-facilitated by RWI and KPS experts on human rights in correctional services, and the participants nominated by alumni…