Cities have been epicentres of the COVID-19 pandemic since 2020. City authorities have been the frontlines responders—from running testing stations, to managing food distribution, to disposing of corpses. Yet they are often under-resourced, and their critical role in policy implementation … Continue reading » “Build Forward Fairer in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic”Continue readingMore Tag
The International Day of Democracy is a time for the countries of the world to reflect on the universal principles of democracy that unite them. It is also a time for the world to renew its commitment towards upholding and … Continue reading » “Vaccine Nationalism: Why the monopolization of vaccines delays the eradication of the Covid-19 pandemic”Continue readingMore Tag
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights) and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights (RWI) have entered into a unique cooperation agreement.
RWI will support in growing the OHCHR’s Surge Initiative to combat inequalities … Continue reading » “New cooperation: RWI and OHCHR to address inequalities”Continue readingMore Tag
After a busy month for global biodiversity protection, the executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity discusses progress with China Dialogue, writes Catherine Early.
On the face of it, global efforts to prevent the extinction of one million species … Continue reading » “‘Implementation Should Begin Immediately’: Elizabeth Mrema on a Global Deal for Biodiversity”Continue readingMore Tag
COVID-19 pandemic has showed the world more than ever the relevance of green and public spaces for the fulfilment of human rights in urban settings. The role they will play in post-pandemic socio-environmental recovery will be central, … Continue reading » “COVID-19 and unequal geographies of human rights: why are green public spaces in cities more important than ever?”Continue readingMore Tag
In the face of a global crisis, research regarding Covid-19 and its effects on humans is being carried out all over the world at a rapid pace. The virus does not just affect the human body, but also our way … Continue reading » “Bibliography of Covid-19 and Human Rights”Continue readingMore Tag
Indigenous peoples in the Amazon and COVID-19: the long-term importance of realizing indigenous rights in achieving the human right to health
Blogpost by Alice Kasznar, Brazilian lawyer and Research Assistant at the Nature of Peace project at RWI.Continue readingMore Tag
Blogpost on inequalities for the Roma during the Covid-19 pandemic by Camilla Ida Ravnbøl, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
… Continue reading » “Magnifying Inequalities for the Roma During the COVID-19 Pandemic” Continue readingMore Tag
I did not go to the shelter to sleep; I only slept in our car, because I am afraid of