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We offer a dynamic environment and the opportunity to contribute to a wider understanding of, and respect for, human rights and internatational humanitarian law. Our headquarters are in Lund, Sweden and we have offices in Yerevan, Harare, Jakarta, Nairobi and Phnom Penh.

Please note that we do not fill vacancies or take on interns without prior advertising, as we are unfortunately unable to process unsolicited applications.

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The Fulbright Distinguished Scholar

The Fulbright Distinguished Scholar is co-hosted by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) and the Law Faculty at Lund University (LU). The aim is to promote collaboration between human rights scholars in the United States and Sweden.

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Call for Papers: 2025 Regional Africa Human Rights Academic Network Conference

We are excited to announce the Call for Papers for the 2025 Regional Africa Human Rights Academic Network Conference, which will be held on February 19-21, 2025, in Abuja, Nigeria. This event is hosted by the Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria-Nsukka (UNN), in collaboration with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Nigeria.

Conference Theme:

Human Rights, Environment and Climate Change: Access to Environmental and Climate Justice within the Regional and Sub-Regional Human Rights Systems in Africa

This conference aims to explore the critical intersections between human rights, environmental protection, and climate change, focusing on access to justice within African regional and sub-regional human rights frameworks.

Eligibility:

We invite submissions from researchers, scholars, and staff, affiliated to:

RWI’s Regional Africa Academic Network Institutions
African Union and RECs Human Rights Bodies.
Institutions that are part of the RWI Regional Africa Programme.
Partnering institutions associated with RWI, the University of Nigeria, and the NHRC.

Submissions from junior or early career researchers, female scholars, and joint paper collaborations are also encouraged.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: July 31, 2024

Submission Guidelines:

Please email your abstracts and accompanying application documents to: Professor Joy Ezeilo at joy.ezeilo@unn.edu.ng and Cc: nairobi@rwi.lu.se

For further information, inquiries, or clarifications, please contact Gilford Kimathi at gilford.kimathi@rwi.lu.se

We look forward to your contributions and to a stimulating conference that advances the discourse on human rights, environmental justice, and climate change in Africa.

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2024 Call for Research Grant Proposals – Environment Climate Change and Human Rights

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in collaboration with its academic cooperation partners under the Zimbabwe Human Rights Capacity Development Programme 2024-2026 (see enclosed Programme summary in the Call attached), is launching a call for research grants proposals.

Grants under the Call are awarded to research projects relevant to the theme, “Environment, Climate Change and Human Rights”. Academic faculty members and researchers from Zimbabwean universities, independent research centres, independent commissions and civil society organisations are eligible to apply both individually and jointly. Research projects must be carried out during the period 16 July – 20 November 2024 and result in a paper and short policy brief for presentation and publication. Financial support to RWI for the research grants is provided by the Embassy of Sweden in Zimbabwe.

The closing date for submitting a research grant proposal is 8 July 2024.

For more details including priority areas of research, application procedure and timelines please see the attached Call.

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Call for Participation at the Human Rights Research Academy for Practitioners in Zimbabwe

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (hereinafter “RWI”), in collaboration with its academic partners under the Zimbabwe Human Rights Capacity Development Programme 2024-2026 (see enclosed Programme summary below), is launching a call for participation at the Human Rights Research Academy for Practitioners in Zimbabwe Individuals from government departments, justice sector institutions, independent commissions, civil society organizations, independent research centres, and any other practitioner working professionally with human rights in Zimbabwe is invited to submit his or her application for this human rights research academy. The Research Academy will be divided into two sessions. The first session will take place 22-23 July 2024 and the second session will take place 25-27 November 2024 in Harare. The Research Academy for Practitioners forms part of RWI’s Zimbabwe Human Rights Capacity Development Programme 2024-2026 funded by the Embassy of Sweden in Zimbabwe.

The closing date for submitting applications is 5 July 2024.

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Guest Scholars

The Institute regularly welcomes guest scholars in Lund to be part of the dynamic human rights research environment. Here guest scholars will be exposed to both academic and applied approaches to the study of human rights in a multi-disciplinary environment.

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