Martha Davis on Sanctuary City Protections

In her recent paper on sanctuary cities in the US, RWI affiliated professor Martha Davis, with her colleague at Northeastern University, Serena Parekh, provides a philosophical perspective on the relationship between sanctuary city protections and the promotion of human rights in the US. She sat down with RWI to dig deeper into some of the…

Human Rights Cities on the Agenda in South Korea

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute attended the World Human Rights Cities Forum 2017 in Gwangju, South Korea this past week. The Institute has been working with the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL), as well as the municipality of Lund, Sweden, together on initiatives exploring the concept of human rights cities. Together with SKL,…

Swedish Human Rights City Project Underway

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) have started a cooperation on human rights in Swedish municipalities and regions. The Swedish Human Rights City Project aims to set out standards for what characterizes a human rights municipality or region (‘Human Rights Cities’) and how this is implemented in…

New Book Launch on the Rise of Human Rights Cities

“Global Urban Justice: The Rise of Human Rights Cities,” published by Cambridge University Press, is the first book-length scholarly treatment of the movement. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute hosted a book launch and discussion on 13 June, 2016 on the growing Human Rights Cities Movement. The panel brings together academics and practitioners at the forefront of human…