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
Launched in June 2020, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s multi-programme initiative on Covid- 19 and gender equality supported research in six countries. The aim: to create fourteen unique independent research projects surrounding the gendered implications on human rights in the time … Continue reading » “A Multi-Country Research Initiative: on Covid-19, Gender and Human Rights” Continue readingMore Tag
An analysis of national policies and legal frameworks in cooperation with the OHCHR
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, national policies and responses included numerous restrictions. Many of these risk becoming permanent. In the long run, some may affect the … Continue reading » “How States Better Can Handle Pandemics in the Future ” Continue readingMore Tag
Armenia, a small mountainous country in the South Caucasus, has recently embarked on ambitious reform processes. The 2018 “Velvet Revolution” provided a window of opportunity for change. But, it also highly polarised the Armenian society around a number of human … Continue reading » “The Year in Review: New Programme in Armenia” Continue readingMore Tag
2020 was a critical year for RWI’s work in the field of ‘Fair and Efficient Justice’ despite – and also because of – the Covid-19 pandemic. We had to postpone or adjust numerous planned activities. Many of them were taken … Continue reading » “Highlights within “Fair and Efficient Justice”” Continue readingMore Tag
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