RWI Contributes to Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium on Climate Change in Lahore

The Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium on Climate Change was held recently in Lahore, Pakistan to discuss the use of constitutions to advance environmental rights and achieve climate justice. The colloquium is supported through RWI’s regional work in Asia, which focuses on human rights and the environment. The issues discussed during the meeting involved the role…

Researchers in Asia Take on Human Rights and Climate Change

Seventeen researchers from Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam attended a peer review workshop recently in Jakarta, part of an initiative aimed at expanding the research and writing skills of academics in Asia. Ultimately, the aim is to strengthen the capacities of academics in order to contribute to relevant policy and legal developments in…

Interested in Human Rights and the Environment? Apply Today.

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is organizing a course on Human Rights and the Environment for Southeast Asian academics, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation. The initiative is carried out in the framework of RWI’s regional programme in Asia.This is the second year of the course, after a successful pilot…

Climate Change is Not Just an Environmental Issue

Sumudu Atapattu is the director of research centers at the University of Wisconsin Law School in the United States. She talks to us about the connection between climate change and human rights and why it matters.

Human Rights and the Environment Course Launched

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law recently launched its first course on human rights and the environment. “The aim is to give National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and academics in Southeast Asia strengthened knowledge and capacities to address environmental aspects of their work for human rights,” says Helena Olsson, Programme Officer…