Book Launch Seminar with Richard Falk

The well-known professor and author Richard Falk will be visiting Lund on the 15 March to speak about the recent book “Revisiting the Vietnam War and International Law: Views and Interpretations of Richard Falk.” which was edited by Stefan Andersson. The book brings up a series of scholarly and critical essays about the legal aspects of…

Call for Applications: Regional Human Rights Research Initiative 2018

RWI is now announcing this year’s regional human rights research initiative in Asia. This year it is open to academics (both researchers and lecturers/professors) affiliated with academic institutions in countries eligible for international development cooperation in Asia and the Pacific. The regional initiative, which RWI have organised since 2014, aims to support human rights research…

Movie Screening: Lykketoft and the Occasionally United Nations

Human rights and the promotion of peace, justice and strong institutions – observations from a life in Danish and international politics. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute and the Association of Foreign Affairs welcomes the former President of the UN General Assembly Mogens Lykketoft to its Wednesday Nights Rights event on 6 December in Lund, Sweden. The night…

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…