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
In connection with Asia-Europe Foundation’s Govenor’s meeting in Bucharest last week, RWI’s Deputy Director Rolf Ring received an ASEF Creativity Award 1997-2017.
This is for the work Ring has done in the organizing committee in connection with the organization of … Continue reading » “Awarded For Building Major Asia-Europe Human Rights Platform”Continue readingMore Tag
The Australian Embassy in Sweden has announced a new event in Stockholm on 1 June to mark the 5-year anniversary of granting honorary Australian citizenship to Raoul Wallenberg.
“Despite much progress, conflict, famine and natural disasters continue to fuel humanitarian … Continue reading » “New Raoul Wallenberg Address in Stockholm”Continue readingMore Tag
This event is part of a series of human rights related lectures which the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is co-organising with its collaboration partner the Association of Foreign Affairs (UPF)
Time and venue: 16 May, … Continue reading » “UPF and RWI Lecture / Does the Nature Have 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
The Swedish Forum for Human Rights (MR-Dagarna) is the largest venue of its kind in the Nordic countries and is this year addressing human rights from a more uncommon angle – violence.
This year’s theme incorporates different aspects of violence, … Continue reading » “RWI on the Right to a Life Without Violence ”Continue readingMore Tag
Sweden’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York said Wednesday night in Lund, Sweden that nice words, good intentions, and vetoed resolutions mean little to the people being bombed in Syria.
Olof Skoog, speaking at the Raoul … Continue reading » “Nice Words Mean Little to the People in Syria”Continue readingMore Tag
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute is supporting and participating in Lund University’s Sustainability Week at the end of April. The week gather students and researchers’ at Lund University and citizens of Lund to create the opportunity of meeting and discussing sustainability … Continue reading » “RWI on Blood Batteries, Fashion and Consumption”Continue readingMore Tag
The UN fact-finding mission on Myanmar released a report last month pointing to the human rights violations committed by government authorities on Rohingya populations in the country. The report finds that “concrete and overwhelming information points to international crimes” which … Continue reading » “UN Expert Chris Sidoti on Potential Decision to Designate Myanmar Crisis ‘Genocide’”Continue readingMore Tag