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…

Frame conference EU Morten Kjaerum

“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…

Dr. Arman Tatoyan

Human Rights Defender of Armenia to Speak in Lund

Dr. Arman Tatoyan, the Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia, will make a special visit to Lund University to speak with Human Rights Organizations and students on April 25. During the lecture, he will deliver a speech titled “The role of the Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) in protecting and promoting Human Rights: The…