The Lund Disability Human Rights Clinic was started by RWI in 2019, together with the Faculty of Law at Lund University and two disability rights organisations, the Independent Living Institute and the Swedish Disability Rights Federation.
The Clinic in Lund … Continue reading » “The Legal Clinic: ‘Opening the ‘Doors of the Academic Castle’” Continue readingMore Tag
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s Turkey Capacity Development Programme continued its work on the rights of older persons through its partnership with Senex/Akdeniz University, Antalya. The partnership between the Turkey Programme and the University’s Department of Gerontology resulted in the formation … Continue reading » “The Senex Association for Ageing Studies Research on the Impact of Climate Change” Continue readingMore Tag
Self-determination and inclusion in the community in Sweden: Tools for bridging the gap between the rights for persons with disabilities in theory and in practice.
Over a billion people, between 10-15 % of the world’s population (WHO), and 2 million … Continue reading » ““What Do I Really Get To Decide Myself?”” Continue readingMore Tag
To mark the UN Human Rights Day 2020, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute hosted a webinar and gathered a panel of international experts to discuss human rights and poverty.
If poverty is sometimes considered an issue for the Global South only, … Continue reading » “Confronting Poverty Through More Inclusive & Sustainable Strategies” Continue readingMore Tag
A human rights city is a place where local government, local parliament, civil society, the private sector, and other stakeholders are committed to making sure that the city applies international human rights standards. In 2020, RWI co-organized the World Human … Continue reading » “Human Rights Cities: Committed to Addressing Human Rights” Continue readingMore Tag
Covid-19 has placed unprecedented challenges on society. Amid the pandemic, persons with
disabilities and especially older persons with disabilities have been disproportionately
affected. As a result of research undertaken during 2020, the China Programme could present the publication “The Rights … Continue reading » “Vulnerable Groups at Risk During a Pandemic” Continue readingMore Tag
Tomorrow (May 26), Lena Hallengren, the Swedish Minister for Health and Social Affairs holds a press conference on the government investigation on how to strengthen the right to personal assistance for persons with disabilities in Sweden. Anna Bruce, Senior … Continue reading » “The Right to Personal Assistance for Persons with Disabilities in Sweden” 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