“Human Rights Protect the Process of Freedom”

Antoine Buyse, a professor of human rights and director of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) at Utrecht University, is currently a visiting professor at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute.   His special areas of expertise are the European Convention on Human Rights (about which he hosts the ECHR Blog), human rights in post-conflict situations,…

New Human Rights Film Festival Launched in Stockholm and Lund

The first Swedish Human Rights Film Festival will take place in Stockholm and Lund on March 31 to April 2. The festival features three days of powerful and important films and discussions on the major human rights issues of our times. The initiative comes from the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in…

Exploring Models For a Swedish NHRI

In January 2015, the Human Rights Council of the UN recommended that Sweden established an independent national human rights institution. The Swedish government accepted this recommendation and announced that it would initiate the work of establishing such an institution. As a response to the announcement, various human rights organizations in Sweden formed a network in…