Thematic Workshop for African NHRIs in Kampala

The Institute in partnership with the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) held a workshop on monitoring the rights of persons with disabilities in Kampala 25-27 August. The workshop participants were from NHRIs in Kenya, Nigeria, Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Uganda. The workshop included presentations and plenary sessions on the Convention…

Public Panel Debate

Day: September 9, 2014 Time: 13:30-15:00 (90 min) Venu:Beijing Conference Room, RWI, Lund Worldwide experts will address contemporary challenges of implementation of mother tongue education from political, legal and educational perspectives at the public panel debate on “Mother Tongue Education: Challenges and Opportunities Ahead”. Speakers: Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark, Associate Professor, The Aland Islands Peace Institute, Finland…

Visiting Professor Brian Burdekin awarded Honorary Doctorate by University of South Australia

The Institute’s Visiting Professor Brian Burdekin, AO, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of South Australia at the morning graduation ceremony at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Wednesday August 20. UniSA Vice Chancellor Professor David Lloyd says Prof Burdekin has been an enduring champion for the vulnerable worldwide. “His lifetime commitment to human rights…

Workshop in Human Rights Research Methodology in Mocambique

As part of the Institute’s academic cooperation programme in Africa a workshop in Human Rights Research Methodology was held in Bilene, Mozambique 4-8th August. In this programme the Institute cooperates with the following institutions: Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance (IPLG), Africa University, Zimbabwe Centro de Direitos Humanos (CDH), Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique Centre of Studies on Regional…

Human Rights training for participants from Belarus – Deadline for application 25 August

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is pleased to offer the possibility for professionals from Belarus to take part in a training programme in Lund, Sweden. The training specifically targets academia, government/public service and civil society who work with human rights in practice and are in need of additional human rights education and training. The training programme…