A note from the director of the Middle East and North Africa Office
RWI established a regional field presence in Amman, Jordan in September 2011 to facilitate the implementation of the Institute’s cooperation regionally in the Middle East and North Africa and the further development of projects in the region.
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s MENA programme for 2014-2016 aims to strengthen the capacities of key institutions – mainly judicial institutes and potentially faculties of law – to actively integrate international human rights standards in their curricula.
The hope is that more legal practitioners will have the knowledge and tools to apply and support the use of international human rights standards.
This programme is implemented in coordination with the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC) and is financially supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
RWI’s human rights capacity development programmes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region began in 1999. The programmes have included both regional and bilateral cooperation projects.
From 2009 to 2013, RWI worked closely with various partners from both the academic and judicial sectors in the MENA region. This work:
- created cooperation mechanisms
- produced human rights material
- initiated action plans with the partners to move these initiatives forward.
The office in Amman
In September 2011, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute established a regional field presence in Amman, Jordan, to facilitate the implementation of the Institute’s cooperation regionally in the Middle East and North Africa and the further development of projects in the region. The Raoul Wallenberg Institute was registered as a branch of a foreign society in Jordan in November 2011.
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute office in Amman maintains close cooperation with institutions active in Jordan and the wider region in the human rights field. Currently, four staff members work at the Institute’s Amman Office with the management of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s regional programme in the Middle East and North Africa.
For further information on the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s work in the MENA region, please contact:
P.O. Box 852456
111 85 Amman, Jordan