Protecting People Displaced in the Context of Disasters in Asia Pacific

This post provides an update on the research initiative studying law, policy and practice in relation to disaster displacement in ten countries in Asia Pacific. From 14-15 December, RWI’s Jakarta office convened a 1.5 day workshop with academics from Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, Vanuatu and China. The aim of the workshop…

Research Project Begins on Displacement in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute has launched a ten-country research initiative studying displacement in the context of disasters and climate change from a human rights perspective. RWI Researcher Matthew Scott has written a short blog post to explain the work. “Following on from a series of consultations with international organisations and national human rights institutes in…

Researchers in Asia Take on Human Rights and Climate Change

Seventeen researchers from Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam attended a peer review workshop recently in Jakarta, part of an initiative aimed at expanding the research and writing skills of academics in Asia. Ultimately, the aim is to strengthen the capacities of academics in order to contribute to relevant policy and legal developments in…

Call for Applications: Regional Human Rights Research Initiative 2017

RWI has organised an annual regional initiative since 2014 to support human rights research around Asia. The initiative has seen the joint effort between different RWI programmes in Asia, and this year it is open to academic partners from four different programmes: Cambodia; China; Myanmar, and Regional Asia, where the regional programme covers all countries/sub-regions…