Workshop on National Inquiries

From 31 March- 3 April 2014, the Institute together with the Asia Pacific Forum (APF), held a workshop on the topic of National Inquiries with the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh. During the workshop the process of how to conduct a national inquiry was the main focus, and the Commission was provided with a…

Weapons under International Law – emerging principles for stifling tools of violence

For virtually all of human history, the progression of weapons technologies has impacted our collective destiny, inflicting death and destruction on a scale second only to disease.   In the last half-century, however, controls have put into place first concerning nuclear weapons, then chemical and biological weapons, and later landmines and lasers.  Recently, attention has turned…

Expert Accreditation Programme for African NHRIs in Lund

The second workshop within the Expert Accreditation Programme, targeting 10 staff members of African NHRIs was held at the Institute 17-21 March. Countries represented in the Expert Accreditation Programme are Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa and throughout the week the participants have been working hard on training techniques, adult learning principles and thematic human rights…

Workshop on the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture and ill-Treatment

The Institute, in cooperation with the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, held a training workshop on the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture and ill-Treatment in Nay Pyi Taw, the first RWI workshop to be held in the capital of Myanmar. Participants of the workshop include members from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC), and representatives…