The EU as a Force for Good in Human Rights

Humanitarian groups report that children as young as nine are risking their lives in desperate attempts to reach Europe. Solving the increased influx of refugees is getting even more challenging since the coup in Turkey 2016 and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian responses to his opponents. The overarching question left to discuss is…

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…

Human Rights are Part of the Solution to Terrorism

Jonas Grimheden talked about the European Union’s counter-terrorism policies and their implications for human rights recently at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. As Senior Policy Manager at the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), a decentralised center of fundamental rights expertise for the EU, Grimheden works daily to ensure full respect for human rights across the Union. Grimheden…

Open Lecture: “Anti-terrorism in the EU – a Human Rights Perspective”

Join a discussion with Jonas Grimheden on 27 January about the human rights implications of the European Union’s new instruments aimed at countering terrorism. Jonas Grimheden is a Senior Policy Manager at the European Union’s human rights advisory body, the Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), located in Vienna, Austria. Previously heading FRA’s access to justice…