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Today, we have a broad range of activities and cooperation in Sweden.

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute Library

The Lund office is home to the Raoul Wallenberg Institute Library, one of the most extensive human rights libraries in Europe. Read more about the library.

The Master's Programme in International Human Rights Law

Together with the Law Faculty at Lund University, the Institute runs the Master's Programme in International Human Rights Law. Read more about that renowned 2-year programme.

The Lund Human Rights Research Hub

The Lund Human Rights Research Hub (LHRRH) is a joint initiative between Lund University and the Institute. The hub serves to showcase the wide range of human rights research undertaken at Lund University/RWI and to stimulate increased collaboration and multi-disciplinary research and education. Read more.

The Anna Lindh Lecture

In 2005, we decided to honour the memory of the late Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ms. Anna Lindh, by hosting an annual Anna Lindh Lecture to be given by a distinguished scholar, politician, diplomat or international top-level civil servant at Lund University. Read more.

Human Rights Cities Project

Together with the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) have started a cooperation on human rights in Swedish municipalities and regions. The Swedish Human Rights City Project aims to set out standards for what characterizes a human rights municipality or region (‘Human Rights Cities’) and how this is implemented in practical terms in the Swedish context. Read more.

The Swedish Forum for Human Rights

We co-organise Scandinavia’s largest human rights event every year with a number of other organisations in Sweden. Thousands attend the forum held each year in a different city around the country. Read more.

The Swedish Human Rights Film Festival

The Swedish Human Rights Film Festival takes place every year in Lund and Stockholm. The 2017 festival featured 7 films on various themes from indigenous rights to international development aid gone wrong. Read more.