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…

UN Special Rapporteur Baskut Tuncak: Pollution is Back

“A right to freedom from pollution? Human rights in a changing climate” After years of attention towards climate change, broader concerns regarding pollution are rising on political agendas around the world. Pollution is back, says international lawyer Baskut Tuncak, who is informally known as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on “toxics.” He will hold a lecture on…

The UN’s Role in Prevention Efforts for Peace

As the world faces possibly the gravest set of crises in UN history, with staggering human suffering as well as economic costs and other consequences, system-wide prevention efforts for peace must be urgently strengthened. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Peace and Conflict Studies at the Department of Political Science,…