Investigating the UN’s Responsibility in the Haitian Cholera Outbreak

Last spring, Alice Wadström traveled to Haiti as a recipient of a minor field study scholarship sponsored by Swedish development cooperation and awarded by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute. She traveled to Haiti to do research for her Master’s thesis in International Human Rights Law on the cholera epidemic in that country and the compatibility of…

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…

High-Level Dialogues on UN Agreement on Refugees Taking Place in Geneva

The last round of high-level dialogues on the new UN agreement on refugees is currently taking place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The Global Compact for Refugees, as the agreement is formally called, is the UN’s principal response to the growing refugee crisis. It must be finalized by September next year, which is…

Lecture: Torture – An Expert’s Confrontation with an Everyday Evil”

“Whatever [the detainees] might have done, they truly deserve a world without torture and with humane conditions of detention”. Manfred Nowak After six years as UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak decided to summarize his impressions into a book: “Torture: An Expert’s Confrontation with an Everyday Evil“. Recently published, Nowak will now hold a…

“Protecting Human Rights Today Helps Prevent Crises Tomorrow”

Erik Friberg has just wrapped up a ‘United Nations sabbatical’ hosted by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Friberg was in Lund, Sweden, doing research on the roles of human rights in prevention efforts. He has now returned to work at the UN Human Rights Office, which he joined in 2005…