Morten Kjaerum Appointed Board Member of UN Human Rights Fund

The UN Secretary General has appointed Morten Kjaerum, the director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund, Sweden, to the Board of Trustees of the Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation (VFTC) in the Field of Human Rights and of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Trust Fund for Financial and Technical Assistance. The funds are administered…

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…

“We Have to Ensure that We Do Not Need a New Raoul Wallenberg”

RWI’s director, Morten Kjaerum, recently spoke at the Connecting Law and Memory conference in Mechelen, Belgium. This conference focused on training courses in human rights for law enforcement and civil servants based on Holocaust and genocide studies with an emphasis on bringing together both civil servants (especially law enforcement) and museums and memorials from all…

Morten Kjaerum to Speak About the Refugee Crisis in Istanbul

RWI’s Director Morten Kjaerum is giving a lecture on Wednesday, April 27 at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul. The lecture will be at 19.00 and is titled “Human Rights and the European Refugee Situation: What is at stake?” where he will speak about how the current refugee situation challenges the human rights standing of…