Elisabet Fura New Chair of Raoul Wallenberg Institute

Elisabet Fura has been appointed Chairperson of the Board of Trustees at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund. She assumes the new position on 1 July. Most recently Fura was the Chief Parliamentary Ombudsman in Sweden where she served from 2012 to 2016. From 2003 till 2012, she served…

Leuven Declaration On the Backlash Against Independent Human Rights Mechanisms

In recent years, human rights institutions and mechanisms around the world, like the UN and the European Court of Human rights, have been facing a major backlash. Making matters worse, rule of law and democracy are being challenged and civil society actors like human rights defenders and academics are increasingly under threat.

The Transnational Struggle for Economic Justice

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is hosting a discussion on 9 May that examines the economic challenges, inequities and structural economic obstacles that hinder the realization of human rights. The discussion, “The Transnational Struggle for Economic Justice,” features scholars from the Danish Institute of Human Rights and Lund University in a multidisciplinary panel debate. “To understand…

“Navigating Human Rights in the Unknown World: A Compass for the EU”

RWI’s director, Morten Kjaerum, recently delivered a keynote speech at the European Commission’s final conference on the FRAME project, which stands for Fostering Human Rights Among European Policies. European Union (EU) officials, practitioners, academics and civil society representatives all gathered to discuss themes linked to the EU and human rights during keynote speeches, panel discussions and…