It has been 50 years since Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme first held a summer-speech in Almedalen, Sweden in 1968, thereby establishing Sweden’s — and one of the world’s — most important democratic meeting places. This year, the Raoul Wallenberg … Continue reading » “Reasons to Fixate on Human Rights at Almedalen”Continue readingMore Tag
RWI’s Malin Oud discussed corporate responsibility, human rights and sustainable consumption last month during Lund University Sustainability Week, co-organized by RWI along with the Lund University Sustainability Forum.
The changing global dynamics calls for a different approach to assigning … Continue reading » ““Companies Have a Responsibility to Respect Human Rights””Continue readingMore Tag
Producing a battery is resource intensive and demand for metals like cobalt, copper and nickel is soaring, leading to their colloquial name “blood batteries”. To fill that demand, artisanal miners in the Congo are digging deep, working under terrible conditions … Continue reading » “The Effects of Mining for Blood Batteries”Continue readingMore Tag
Frank Baber is a visiting research fellow at RWI and the Fulbright-Lund Distinguished Chair in Public International Law.
Walter F. Baber holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina and the J.D. from the University … Continue reading » “Frank Baber: The Dare That Made him a Lawyer”Continue readingMore Tag
The Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium on Climate Change was held recently in Lahore, Pakistan to discuss the use of constitutions to advance environmental rights and achieve climate justice.
The colloquium is supported through RWI’s regional work in Asia, which focuses … Continue reading » “Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium on Climate Change in Lahore”Continue readingMore Tag
The Institute is supporting the Asia Pacific Judicial Colloquium on Climate Change that will be held in Lahore, Pakistan on February 26-27, 2018. This is tied to RWI’s regional work in Asia on human rights and the environment and is … Continue reading » “Ensuring Climate Justice in the Asia Pacific”Continue readingMore Tag
In our latest episode of “On Human Rights,” we interview Nick Bryer, the head of inequality campaigns at Oxfam, about their latest report on inequality.
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Christer Thordson is a new member of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s Board of Trustees.
Thordson if a former General Counsel and director of IKEA Group. He has a long career in the private sector and teaching law. Today, he is … Continue reading » “Christer Thordson Discusses Business, Human Rights and Ethics”Continue readingMore Tag