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The European Parliament passed a resolution last week on mass surveillance that urged the EU Commission to ensure that all data that is transferred to the United States be subject … Continue reading » “EU Parliament Passes Strongly Worded Statement on Mass Surveillance” Continue readingMore Tag
Is water and sanitation a problem in Sweden? Professor Martha Davis is spending one year at the Institute in Lund, and we sat down with her to talk about the different approaches to human rights in Sweden and the United … Continue reading » “Local Challenges in Providing a Right to Water” Continue readingMore Tag
RWI, in cooperation with the Vietnamese Institute for Human Rights, recently held a national conference on human rights research and education in Hanoi, Vietnam. Our programme officer, David Eile, sat down to talk to Nguyen Thi Thanh Hai, the Deputy … Continue reading » “Looking Into the Human Rights Impacts of Hydropower Dams in Vietnam” Continue readingMore Tag
RWI, in cooperation with the Vietnamese Institute for Human Rights, recently held a national conference on human rights research and education in Hanoi, Vietnam. We talked to David Eile, Programme Officer at RWI, who was one of the organizers of … Continue reading » “Improving Human Rights Research in Vietnam” Continue readingMore Tag
A multidisciplinary collaborative research project funded by the European Commission has led to the creation of a methodology that uses a nuanced approach for determining security benefits of surveillance technologies against financial costs, moral hazards and impact on fundamental rights.… Continue reading » “Surveillance Technologies: Restoring Legality and Legitimacy” Continue readingMore Tag
The RWI Turkey Program annually awards grants for research projects related to human rights issues in Turkey. Each year a maximum of five researchers receive grants of up to 48,000 Swedish kronor from RWI for a six-month research period.
This … Continue reading » “The Winners of Our Human Rights Research Grant in Turkey…” Continue readingMore Tag
Doreen El-Roeiy came to the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in the fall of 2014 as a Fulbright Scholar. She is conducting qualitative research on the impact of Yiddish as a national minority language of Sweden. She has a B.A. from Brandeis … Continue reading » “Who is taking cultural ownership of Yiddish in Sweden?” Continue readingMore Tag
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute recently hosted a research methodology and human rights workshop in Bangkok. Seventeen academics from Cambodia, Laos, Myanamar and Vietnam participated in the 5-day event.
Boualaphiane Sisouk, a PhD Candidate at Nagoya University and Lecturer at … Continue reading » “RWI brings together 17 academics in Southeast Asia for human rights workshop” Continue readingMore Tag
Senior Researcher Radu Mares believes there is a great need for academic scholarship to theorise and make sense of the changing relationship between commercial activities and human rights. Radu Mares says his academic interest has always been at the intersection … Continue reading » “At the intersection of commercial activities and human rights” Continue readingMore Tag