The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is organizing a course on Human Rights and the Environment for Southeast Asian academics, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation.
The initiative is carried out in the framework of RWI’s regional programme in Asia.This is the second year of the course, after a successful pilot course last year, The course will be focused on a Southeast Asian context. Read an interview with a participant from last year’s course.
“It aims to contribute to strengthening knowledge among academics and NHRIs around legal and operational links between human rights and environment,” says Helena Olsson, Programme Officer based in Jakarta. “It focuses on strengthening skills to make use of such links in their respective roles and functions to promote and protect human rights in the region.”
A total of twenty participants will be selected out of the nominations from NHRIs and candidates from academic institutions, pursuing gender balance and a wide institutional and geographical representation in the course group. Priority will be given to persons with a professional interest in the course topic, and people who have not previously taken part in RWI’s regional courses.
The course will be offered in a blended learning format, including a 30-day online component starting on May 23 and a one-week, face-to-face workshop in Bangkok, Thailand, during mid-July.
All costs for course participation, including travel and literature, will be covered by RWI.