Nice Words Mean Little to the People in Syria

Sweden’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York said Wednesday night in Lund, Sweden that nice words, good intentions, and vetoed resolutions mean little to the people being bombed in Syria. Olof Skoog, speaking at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in a lecture held in cooperation with the…

UN Expert Chris Sidoti on Potential Decision to Designate Myanmar Crisis ‘Genocide’

The UN fact-finding mission on Myanmar released a report last month pointing to the human rights violations committed by government authorities on Rohingya populations in the country. The report finds that “concrete and overwhelming information points to international crimes” which warrant immediate international attention. RWI spoke with Chris Sidoti, one of the three experts on…

The Decade: A Vehicle to Combat Anti-Black Racism

In western countries, people of African Descent are the most targeted group when it comes to violent hate crimes and discrimination. In this podcast we sat down to discuss and learn more about a UN platform that aims to combat this: the International Decade for People of African Descent (the Decade). The podcast features an…

RWI Contributes to Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium on Climate Change in Lahore

The Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium on Climate Change was held recently in Lahore, Pakistan to discuss the use of constitutions to advance environmental rights and achieve climate justice. The colloquium is supported through RWI’s regional work in Asia, which focuses on human rights and the environment. The issues discussed during the meeting involved the role…