This year Gerard Quinn, our affiliated Professor and the previous Raoul Wallenberg Chair of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, was appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The celebrated appointment follows Professor Quinn’s previous roles as … Continue reading » “The Year In Review 2020: RWI Professor Joins the United Nations as Special Rapporteur”Continue readingMore Tag
We are happy to announce that Sweden’s new National Institution for Human Rights will be located in Lund. The institution will start operating by the end of the year. Its main task will be to investigate how well Sweden respects … Continue reading » “Sweden’s National Institution for Human Rights to Lund”Continue readingMore Tag
Welcome to the Swedish Human Rights Film Festival 2021
Every year we unite movies with human rights through panel discussions with international experts. During 2021, we will have an all-year around film festival with focus on the international United Nations … Continue reading » “Film Festival: International Holocaust Remembrance Day”Continue readingMore Tag
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