New Human Rights Film Festival Launched in Stockholm and Lund

The first Swedish Human Rights Film Festival will take place in Stockholm and Lund on March 31 to April 2. The festival features three days of powerful and important films and discussions on the major human rights issues of our times. The initiative comes from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in…

The Role of the UN in the Realization of Human Rights

RWI Director Morten Kjaerum joins the likes of Tawakkol Karman, winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, and Adama Dieng, UN’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, as a contributing author to the current issue of the UN Chronicle. The UN Chronicle is a magazine that covers information as well as debates on the…

A Week of Silence in Lund 2 – 9 December

  An enormous Freedom of Expression cube will be turned on and a week of activities will kick-off outside of Lund Cathedral on Dec. 2 at 12:30 to commemorate Sweden’s 250-year anniversary of freedom of speech. Lund is commemorating “The Week of Silence”, a week of activities, including the launch of a human rights cube…