Book Launch: Human Rights or Global Capitalism – The Limits of Privatization

The Book “Human Rights or Global Capitalism” is not simply concerned with the success or failure of neoliberal policies, or judging whether they are good or bad. Rather, it examines the application of those policies from a human rights perspective and asks whether states resign their responsibility to uphold human rights when outsourcing services to…

Announcing Human Rights Research Exchange for Belarusian Academics

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute has launched a research exchange cooperation for academics in Belarus. The opportunity will be offered to three English speaking researchers from Belarus to come to Sweden in November of 2017 with the aim to help further develop quality human rights research, including gender equality research, among academics in Belarus. The cooperation…

Panel Debate: Workers’ Rights in an Evolving World of Work

Collective bargaining, workplace regulation and labour rights. In an evolving world, these areas are challenges for the world’s workers. How are we to handle an ageing population and a complex interplay – and often tension – between regulation at different levels? In this panel debate, organized by the Faculty of Law at Lund University, in…

Human Rights Under Threat? Denmark & the European Convention on Human Rights

Denmark has traditionally been a strong supporter of human rights. This is demonstrated by the fact that Denmark was a founding member of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), which protects citizens against human rights violations. But things have changed. In recent years, there has been an increasingly bitter debate about the ECHR and Denmark’s…